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How long can hepatitis C virus survive outside of the body?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Not very long

Viruses require other cells to live in.
If excreted from the body the virus will die as the cells containing it die. If you are referring to blood, however, do not assume wet blood is non-infectious.

In brief: Not very long

Viruses require other cells to live in.
If excreted from the body the virus will die as the cells containing it die. If you are referring to blood, however, do not assume wet blood is non-infectious.
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