Research shows that it is rare to become infected from handling biologically infected garments, even medical scrubs. However, until these clothes and bed linens are washed or dry cleaned, you are encouraged to wear disposable rubber gloves when handling soiled laundry and discard the gloves after use. It is best to use a plastic laundry hamper that can be wiped down with disinfectant to carry laundry and keep it away from your face.
How to Disinfect Laundry for Bacterial and Viral Infections
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