Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 1 decade ago

At what temperatures do viruses and bacteria die?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Bacteria, or other germs, need time, food and moisture (or wetness) to grow; but they won't grow when the temperature of the food is colder than 41º F or hotter than 140º F. The temperatures in between 41º and 140º are in the "Danger Zone." Keep potentially hazardous foods out of the "Danger Zone!" For example, when food is left in the "Danger Zone", bacteria can grow fast, and make poisons that can make your customers and family very sick.

    When people cook something at 350 Degrees. Its because they are trying to heat up the inside of the food item above the Danger Zone limit.

  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on the bacteria. There are bacteria called thermophiles that live in high temps. like the hot vents at the bottom of the ocean where temps are hotter than boiling water. Most bacteria that we think of in terms of causing disease die at boiling water temps. some less. A virus requires a host to survive. Outside the host a virus is really easy to kill and outside the host they will simply die off.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    212 F

  • 1 decade ago

    350

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  • pixles
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    below 40 degrees F

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they cant take heat or coldness. they like body temperature and room temperature. if they the temperature their in is lower of higher than that.. they*ll die.

  • 1 decade ago

    in surgical settings sterilization is done at 250 to 270 degrees with steam under presser this will kill bact. spores

  • 1 decade ago

    maybe 1000 degree F or C, it is hot notthings can live in that kind of heat.

  • 1 decade ago

    as hot as boiled water temperature...

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