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WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of Lysol and another disinfectant says its products should not be used internally to treat COVID-19.

The company issued a statement Friday to combat what it said was “recent speculation” after President Donald Trump raised the possibility of disinfectants being injected into people to combat the virus. The disinfectant manufacturer said that “under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route).”

The White House says the media took Trump's comments out of context to generate negative headlines. Researchers are testing the effect of disinfectants on virus-laden saliva and respiratory fluids in the laboratory, but not as injections, a Trump administration official says.

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