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how long can bacteria or viruses live in a blood stain on clothing

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Little or no risk: Blood almost never transmits bacteria, only viruses. And blood borne viruses like hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV (the AIDS virus) are rarely if eve ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
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Don't worry: If the blood is 9 months old, you should be fine. Best of luck.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
19 years experience General Practice
What part of you...: touched the dried blood? A hand or did you lick it? If the hand, was skin intact or did an open wound make direct contact? If you touched ancient drie ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Complicated issue: White blood cells routinely monitor body cells and if they have any proteins that are not natural part of the body of the person, the white cells can ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Tests ????: I know of no tests that exclude the possibility of a virus or bacteria triggering fever in anyone a any time. Several will provide useful information ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: General this is usually caused by bacterial or fungal infection see a dermatologist for specific diagnosis and treatment
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: Saturated fatty acids are not essential and not good for one's health.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. C Jeffrey Holmes
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several: Adeno-, rhino-viruses and non-typable h.Flu, pneumococcus, moraxella, staph are bacteria that can cause infection. The virus usually causes the initia ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Does not exist: There is no such swab of which I am aware. If you think you are infected there are a variety of tests which may include the use of swabs, but they wil ... Read More

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