Coronavirus Continued to Multiply After Exposing to 60 Degrees
An experiment by French scientists revealed that the new type of coronavirus can withstand high temperatures for a long time.
Prof. Demi Charrel and her team exposed the virus that causes Covid-19 disease to 60 degrees for 1 hour. By the end of this time, some were still seen to be proliferating.
For the experiment, French scientists infected the cells of African monkeys with viruses taken from some patients. The cells were put in small tubes to be tried in two different environments, ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’, and simulated to test biological contagion.
Trials showed that the virus in the clean tube, which was exposed to temperatures of up to 60 degrees, was ineffective, but some viruses in the dirty tube, which was exposed to the same temperature, survived.
The study pointed out that the increase in temperature reduces the ability of viruses to infect, but some living species continue to cause new infections.
In the same experiment, viruses were also tested with 92-degree temperatures, and this level of temperature was found to completely neutralize viruses. But the researchers also pointed out that the high temperature poses a risk of splitting the RNA of the virus.
French scientists say that laboratory experiments to neutralize the virus threaten the health of those who carry out these studies, and that testing with chemicals instead of temperature would be a more appropriate method.