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HuffPost: Does the type of soap or hand sanitizer you use matter for coronavirus?

UC expert provides information for warding off COVID-19

Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum of UC's Division of Infectious Diseases was interviewed by the Huffington Post about how coronavirus is spread for a story about proper hand sanitation.

A doctor using test tubes in a medical laboratory

Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum working in a lab in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UC's College of Medicine.

According to medical experts, thorough hand washing is one of the key methods of warding off COVID-19. Dr. Fichtenbaum discussed how the virus is spread and said the type of soap or sanitizer used isn't as important as proper hand washing. 

“There is no clear evidence that antibacterial soap works better than any other soap,” Fichtenbaum told HuffPost. “The most important thing is washing hands for at least 20 seconds, and then it is a combination of soap plus mechanical disruption that works [to rid hands of the virus].”

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Find the latest details related to coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, and follow UC's latest information with regard to the virus.