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Can hepatitis c live in urine or would urine kill the virus?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes..unknown: Data show it can be found in urine but length of survival is not clear. It is so dilute that it is not a risk for spreading the disease since to do so it must enter the blood. The virus can survive up to 3 wks on some inanimate surfaces where a blood spot might be found.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can hepatitis C survive in urine?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Possibly: Hep C can be found in various body fluids including urine/semen and others. It is not transmitted from simple contact since entry through a wound would be necessary for it to cause infection.
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