At What Temperature Do Viruses Die?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 13, 2020 7:21:04 PM ET
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While extreme high or low temperatures technically do not kill viruses, the influenza virus and many others are deactivated at temperatures ranging from 165 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit, the boiling point for water. Since viruses lack many of the basic structures and functions necessary to be considered a living organism, they technically cannot die.

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