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Is it safe to return library books if the child who read them has chicken pox?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes.
I know of no credible evidence that chicken pox can be transmitted via library books.
I suppose if the child sneezed all over them and sent them back soaking wet, there might be a small risk - but by and large you have to be in close proximity to someone who has it to get it.

In brief: Yes.
I know of no credible evidence that chicken pox can be transmitted via library books.
I suppose if the child sneezed all over them and sent them back soaking wet, there might be a small risk - but by and large you have to be in close proximity to someone who has it to get it.
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
The mucous droplets dry up and or wipe the cover down.
But very low risk.

In brief: Yes
The mucous droplets dry up and or wipe the cover down.
But very low risk.
Dr. Barry Bergman
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