Viable Microbes

Viable microbes are microorganisms that do not divide and have low metabolic activity. But they are alive and hold the ability to become culturable under favorable conditions. They are non-culturable, but their existence can be proved using other methods. Some examples are Aeromonas hydrophila, Enterococcus faecalis, and Helicobacter pylori.

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Can viruses and bacteria be viable after 3 years?

Query: Hello doctor, Under normal circumstances are there any common viruses or bacteria (harmful microorganisms in general) that would be viable after three years?  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Purohit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would have been better if your query had been clear about whether you meant the normal circumstances inside the human body or in the environmental condition. Inside the human body, bacteria and viruses can survive for many years without causing any clinical disease ...  Read Full »

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