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Girliemomma

Hi. The hospital I work at has personal cleansing wipes for each of our patients. Sometimes we the staff will take a bag for ourselves and place them in the bathroom. When I used the bathroom a pack was in there and open.  I used the last 2 wipes in the pack. Is there any possibility that the virus got in the pack or on the pack from an infected person’s hands and transferred to me when I used those wet cleansing wipes?

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WilsoInAus

No the HSV1/2 virus does not transfer this way. Other bacteria and viruses are far more likely to spread into the bag (even then an extraordinarily low chance) but pragmatically would not live at all long and be killed off by oxygen and alcohol agents in the wipes.

Edited by WilsoInAus

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