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Cleaning Laundry & decontaminating something with HepC
Sep 6, 2004

I wondered about effectively cleaning/decontaminating a clothing item with Hep C positive blood on it. Is normal washing in the machine effective?

Thanks!

Response from Dr. McGovern

There is no good guidance for this question. I would say that if the blood is dried and then you wash it in hot water with detergent - that should be sufficient. Dr. McGovern



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