Say some under-the-weather person at your workplace coughed into their palm and touched a doorknob. Beginning with that one contaminated object, how long would it take for the virus to run rampant through the building?
Would it be a day? Eight hours? Perhaps the best answer if you're a germophobe is "You really don't want to know," because scientists have tested this scenario and the speed can be frighteningly quick. From the instant those unsanitary fingers touch the knob, it could be just 2 to 4 hours before the contagion has spread to 40 to 60 percent of frequently handled surfaces, as well as your coworkers. Take a moment now to wash hands.