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A 35-year-old member asked:

Will heat kill the hepatitis c virus?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Heat will eventually kill Hep C virus, from few minutes at 100C to at least 10-12 h at 60 C.
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At what temperature will hepatitis C virus be inactivated?

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Hepatitis C virus: Studies have shown that heat, aldehyde, ultraviolet light and detergent treatments all can be used as effective means for inactivating the virus. But the stability and resistance of hepatitis c virus varies to these inactivation process based on genotypes and strains.
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