BERLIN: The coronavirus can be inactivated using commercially available mouthwashes, according to a study which says gargling with these products may reduce the quantities of viral particles in the mouth and throat, and possibly reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission over the short term.
However, the study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, cautions that mouthwashes are not suitable for treating Covid-19 infections or protecting oneself against catching the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.
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August 12, 2020