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So What Do You Think – Answer True or False… Flu Viruses Live Longer on Surfaces Than Cold Viruses » hotel room

Cold viruses, it turns out, deteriorate quickly. A study in 2007 found that when objects in a hotel room — light switches, telephones — were contaminated with a cold virus, 60 percent of healthy volunteers picked up the virus when they touched one of the objects an hour later. Eighteen hours later, the transmission rate was cut in half.

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