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How long can the virus that causes chicken pox live on a surface or inanimate object? How do you disinfect items that may have had contact?

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Dr. Lori Lange
Family Medicine

In brief: Few hours

Viruses can live on objects for a few minutes to hours.
Don't know specifically for chicken pox. Go to pharmacy or dollar store and buy some disinfectant wipes or liquids. Hand sanitizers can also be used.

In brief: Few hours

Viruses can live on objects for a few minutes to hours.
Don't know specifically for chicken pox. Go to pharmacy or dollar store and buy some disinfectant wipes or liquids. Hand sanitizers can also be used.
Dr. Lori Lange
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