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How long does the rabies virus live in normal drinking water?

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An important part of assessing the risk is understanding how long the virus lives outside the body. Some viruses are very hardy and can live for weeks or even years outside the body. Parvovirus and norovirus are classic examples of this type. Some viruses, like HIV, die very quickly in the environment. read more

2. High or very low temperature of water reduces virus count. 3. Virus may be destroyed in water after some time. 4. Even when virus survive in water and reach human body in effective numbers, will not cause Rabies if skin is intact. If ingested, acid in stomach will kill all the viruses. read more

Dr. Carol Jacobs Dr. Jacobs Minimal time: Rabies virus does not live outside of a living host. read more

Depends on temperature, from few hours to a day or two. read more

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