How do you disinfect after a stomach bug?
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Consequently, how do you disinfect after a stomach virus?
Use bleach and water You can catch norovirus from contaminated surfaces, and many disinfectants won't kill it. Use bleach water. The CDC recommends a solution that contains anywhere from 5 to 25 tablespoons of household bleach per gallon of water.
Also, what kills stomach virus? Norovirus is enclosed by a structure known as a capsid. Alcohol cannot get through it, which is why alcohol-based hand sanitizers do not kill norovirus. “It's resistant to many common disinfectants,” Hall said. CDC recommends using bleach to kill it, including chlorine bleach or hydrogen peroxide.
Accordingly, how do I disinfect my house after being sick?
Add 2 tablespoons of 5.25 to 6 percent chlorine bleach to 4 cups of water (read the bottle label to be sure that your product is strong enough to provide disinfecting properties). The solution should be mixed fresh every day because chlorine bleach can lose its cleaning properties when exposed to air for long periods.
How do I disinfect my couch after the flu?
Another option is to disinfect hard surfaces by wiping or mopping with a solution of 1/2 cup of bleach per gallon of water. Allow the solution to be in contact with the surface for at least five minutes. Rinse and air-dry. Take care not to spread germs unintentionally.