E Coli Surface Survival Duration Statistics

The expected survival duration of E. coli on surfaces ranges from a few hours to a few days, depending on various factors such as the type of surface and environmental conditions.

Statistic 1

"E.coli bacteria can survive outside the body on surfaces for as long as two hours to as many as 5 months according to the strain."

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Statistic 2

"A strain of E.coli survived as long as 45 days under refrigerated conditions."

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Statistic 3

"E.coli typically survives up to 3 days on hard surfaces."

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Statistic 4

"E.coli survived on stainless steel for 7 days according to one study."

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Statistic 5

"E.coli O157:H7 survives for longer durations at lower temperatures, with a survival time of 21 days at 5°C."

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Statistic 6

"A strain of E.coli survived on plastic for up to 28 days according to a research study."

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Statistic 7

"Under arid conditions, some strains of E.coli can survive for several months."

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Statistic 8

"E.coli O157:H7 was found to survive for 14 days in dried feces at room temperature in a study."

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Statistic 9

"On paper, E. coli survived for up to 24 hours."

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Statistic 10

"E.coli survived 11 days on copper in a study."

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Statistic 11

"E.coli on metal surfaces can survive longer than seven days."

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Statistic 12

"E. coli was able to survive on polyester fabric for 1–3 days."

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Statistic 13

"E.coli was found to be viable after 5 months in a dry environment."

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Statistic 14

"E.coli can survive on ceramic for up to 5 weeks."

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Statistic 15

"On glass surfaces, E.coli can survive up to 14 days."

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