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Murine Hepatitis Virus
Not very much: Except that they all affect the liver primarily. ...Read more
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
Risk of getting any of the hepatitis virus' via contact with toilet water on broken skin / scratch on hand. Do these virus survive in toilet water?
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
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
Hepatitis B virus: these are different viruses.Get a more detailed answer ›
It sounds like it: I'm not entirely certain about the terminology you report but I would interpret what you have given as confirming that the specimen is positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (a confirmation of which was done "reflexly" when initial test looked positive). This indicates the presence of the active hepatitis B virus and suggests the presence of infectivity. Discuss next steps with your doctor! ...Read more
Sir iam a patient of hepatitis e.. I have the virus but its in active. What medication should I start.?
Hepatitis E: Hepatitis e is a viral hepatitis. Hev is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA icosahedral virus with a 7.5 kilobase genome. Hev has a fecal-oral transmission route. It is one of five known hepatitis viruses: a, b, c, d, and e. Infection with this virus was first documented in 1955 during an outbreak in new delhi, india. a preventative vaccine, but no treatment is available. Self-limiting. ...Read more
When is the soonest after exposure that you can test for Hepatitis B and C? What tests would detect these viruses soonest?
What causes the hepatitis b and c virus? Like mosquitoes causes malaria, what causes hepatitis b and c virus
All of them: The antibodies or the antigens for hepatitis a, b, c, d, and e can all be detected in the blood. If only an antibody, it usually means recent or past infection (depending on the antibody class). If antigens (like for b & c), it may mean active infection/disease. Hepatitis d only exists with some b infections. A is self-limited. E is uncommon in the us. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers