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How long can a hepatitis virus live outside a body?

How long can a hepatitis virus live outside a body?

Days: It is thought hepatitis b can survive about a week outside the body and hepatitis c 1-4 days. The viruses can live longer in wet/fluid environments. ...Read more

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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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Once my body contracts the hepatitis virus how long will it actually take to show the symptons?

Once my body contracts the hepatitis virus how long will it actually take to show the symptons?

Hepatitis B: The period between transmission of the hepatitis b virus and the beginning of symptoms of hepatitis b -- which is known as the "hepatitis b incubation period" -- lasts between 30 and 180 days. The length of this incubation period will depend on how many virus particles a person has been exposed to. Infection with very few particles causes a longer incubation period. ...Read more

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Can the doctor find out if one has a hepatitis virus through a blood test?

Can the doctor find out if one has a hepatitis virus through a blood test?

Yes: Blood tests can detect the nucleic acids for all types of hepatitis viruses. Prior infections can be detected by antibodies. ...Read more

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Can the hepatitis a virus have to be ingested?

Can the hepatitis a virus have to be ingested?

Yes: This is described as "fecal-oral" transmission. You can have the virus on your hand, and touch your hand to your mouth, or eat contaminated food. ...Read more

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How long does the hepatitis a virus survive outside the body?

Only few minutes: It depends on the temperature and the conditions. Most of the time it needs body fluids or very direct contact ( air born). ...Read more

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Can the hepatitis b or c virus survive outside of the bloodstream?

Can the hepatitis b or c virus survive outside of the bloodstream?

Unfortunately, yes: Both hepatitis b and c can survive for days, and perhaps even over a week, outside the body. This is why ever sharing any paraphernalia, including cookers, for drug use could lead to infection. Getting "stuck" with a needle, or reusing needles for injections like testosterone or vitamins, can also lead to hepatitis b or c injection. Always be careful at tattoo parlors, piercing places, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best and effective way to destroy HEPATITIS A VIRUS ??

What is the best and effective way to destroy HEPATITIS A VIRUS ??

Self-limited: Hepatitis A virus infection is usually self-limited, and treatment consists of supportive care. Medications that might cause liver damage or are metabolized by the liver should be used with caution. Full clinical and biochemical recovery is observed within three months in 85 percent of patients, and complete recovery is observed by six months in nearly all patients ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more