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Can hand sanitizer kill or inactivate rabies virus?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Killing Rabies virus: Unfortunately hand sanitizers are not effective against Rabies virus, while they may be useful in others and many bacteria. Household bleach is more effective against Rabies virus, as it is against many other viral and bacterial agents, including staph infections. One way to make an effective solution is to mix 1/2 cup of household bleach in a gallon of water for spraying or washing with.
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