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A new video shows how fast one person’s germs can spread at a buffet

A team at St. Marianna University School of Medicine in Kawasaki, Japan partnered with broadcasting company NHK to put together the video.
Drying your clothes will not kill all germs, so be sure to wash them first.

The dryer does not kill all germs, so here’s how to keep your clothes germ-free

Most dryers will not get hot enough to kill all germs and viruses, but there are ways to ensure your clothes are not carrying pathogens.
Baby wipes are great for cleaning your infant, but they are not made to kill germs.

Baby wipes are not meant to kill germs or viruses

Baby wipes are meant to be gentle on a baby's bottom — which is why they contain no disinfectant ingredients.

How to kill germs: Everything you need to know to protect you and your loved ones from infection

Here are helpful tips for preventing infection from harmful viruses, bacteria, and other germs by using disinfectants, sanitizers, and soaps.
Shampoo gets rid of viruses and bacteria.

Does shampoo kill germs? Yes, it washes them away

Shampoo gets rid of most germs -- but your hair isn't a likely place for pathogens to thrive in the first place.
Liquid soap and bar soap wash away the pathogens on your hands.

The differences between bar soap and liquid soap

Bar soap and liquid soap are equally as effective, but bar soap creates more friction, which may be better at removing dirt or other debris.
Sanitizers and disinfectants get rid of germs in different ways and should not be used synonymously.

The difference between sanitizing and disinfecting. One kills more germs than the other

Disinfectants take more time to work, but they can kill most germs on a surface whereas sanitizers reduce the amount of germs but don't kill them all.
Are you team rinse, or no rinse?

Does dish soap kill germs? Here’s the best way to clean your dishes

Washing with dish soap and running the dishwasher with dish detergent are both great ways to get rid of bacteria and viruses.
Hand sanitizer is required to have an expiration date because it's regulated by the FDA.

Hand sanitizer does expire — here’s whether it’s still worth using

Hand sanitizer expires after about 3 years. This is usually when it drops below 60% alcohol content, and it won't be as effective at killing germs.
Bats are frequent hosts of zoonotic diseases.

What are zoonotic diseases, how they spread, and how to prevent them

Zoonotic diseases, like COVID-19, malaria, and rabies, are illnesses that can spread from animals to people and vice versa.