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Will alcohol based sanitizer kill h1n1 virus?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

Technically a virus cannot be killed since it is not alive to begin with.
It is more like a container with a program that inserts itself into a living cell and takes it over, leading to reproduction of the virus and infection of other cells. To prevent h1n1 - hand-washing and alcohol based sanitizers are recommended. Alcohol should be at least 60% content in the sanitizer. Prevention is the key.

In brief: Yes and no

Technically a virus cannot be killed since it is not alive to begin with.
It is more like a container with a program that inserts itself into a living cell and takes it over, leading to reproduction of the virus and infection of other cells. To prevent h1n1 - hand-washing and alcohol based sanitizers are recommended. Alcohol should be at least 60% content in the sanitizer. Prevention is the key.
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