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A 20-year-old male asked:

Hello, i want to ask if it is enough to clean potentional rabies virus from hand(not from wound) with water or is it neccessary to use desinfection?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Soap/water/disinfect: Water is not enough to kill viruses or bacteria. You need to either use soap and warm water, for at least 20 seconds, or use a disinfectant/hand sanitizer.
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