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The best way to lower your risk of contracting the new virus is to wash your hands after you cough, sneeze, touch your face, and when you leave and return from the grocery store.
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The EPA has a full list of disinfectants that will kill the new virus.
Disinfectant that will work is disinfecting wipes, disinfectant spray, Isopropyl alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide.
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Family and emergency Dr. Janette Nesheiwat suggested that polyester, spandex-like material may retain germs longer than breathable cotton-based fabrics, but all types of fabrics can be contaminated.
It is safe to use a shared laundry machine because the virus is killed by washing your clothes over 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Don't boil everything, because it will ruin your clothes.
The virus that is causing the current outbreak is a respiratory one and spreads through droplet infection.
The virus particles on any surface decrease rapidly at the start, then slowly approaches zero over time.
If a food worker coughs over your food while preparing it, although really gross, your risk of contracting the disease that way is minimal.
According to a 2018 overview of respiratory viruses, the virus reproduces along the respiratory tract. It is a different pathway than the digestive tract food follows when you swallow it.
Even if you handle contaminated food and then deposit the virus along your respiratory tract, it's highly unlikely to get sick this way.
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