Message Number: YG4696 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-19 13:39:00 UTC
Subject: ECE question

Has anyone determined how long the ECE virus can survive outside
of a host? My context is for items/places/etc. that can't be
disinfected after exposure.

At the risk of reviving an old debate: has there been any conclusive
data concerning how long an ECE positive ferret can potentially be
infectious? or more precisely - is there a well defined time period
after which an ECE+ ferret can no longer pass on the virus?