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A 32-year-old female asked:

Can you get listeria or salmonella from handwashing dishes with a very small cut on your hand?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No risk, no worries: First, these infections are not transmitted through wounds, only by swallowing contaminated food or liquids. Second, diswashing detergent kills these an most other bacteria and viruses. So nothing to worry about.
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