Does Washing Clothes Get Rid Of Virus

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HelloI know that I should not worry but this keeps bugging me. If I have washed my clothes - no dryer - using normal detergents and hot water, is there any way that viruses can still survive.thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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