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Will washing hands with soap and water kill hepatitis c virus on skin?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
Helps: Hand washing can remove any pathogens that are in wet fluids or in dried fluids that were lying on the skin surface, but Hep C has a limited survival time if it is not intracellular. Getting rid of Hep C is done with medications taken daily over several months
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Last updated Apr 8, 2020

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