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How are you? High temperature steam is one type of antimicrobial agent. Microorganisms such as bacteria may die at 120 degrees to 300 degrees celsius when exposed to 30 seconds or more. In your case, though hot water was used and not steam itself, it is unlikely that you get any infectious condition. Factors such as your overall health, toilet location, and presence of co-morbid conditions are also important considerations. Take care and best regards.
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