How long will a virus survive outside the host since it is a intracellular parasite-whether few minutes or few seconds and if yes what are the type of viruses

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  • The virus are simple forms of life with just either of the genetic material DNA or RNA(Not both) with a protein coat. They are survive even outside a host but they can not reproduce.They replicate or reproduce themselves after entering a host cell and activating the cell's mechanism to produce copies of themselves. There fore it is wrong to assume virus are not existent outside a host.They are inactive when outside a host and become active once inside a host. that's all
    • After the first sentence read "they survive instead of they are survive". thank u
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