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

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Dr. Alberto Sobrado
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Alberto Sobrado
Dr. Alberto Sobrado
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine

In brief: Months!

The hepatitis a virus is very sturdy and can live outside the body for months.
It survives the body's very acid gut environment, can live through freezing temperatures. However, boiling or cooking food/ liquids will kill the hepatitis a virus. Nonetheless, in america the incidence is decreasing, probably due to increased rates of immunization.

In brief: Months!

The hepatitis a virus is very sturdy and can live outside the body for months.
It survives the body's very acid gut environment, can live through freezing temperatures. However, boiling or cooking food/ liquids will kill the hepatitis a virus. Nonetheless, in america the incidence is decreasing, probably due to increased rates of immunization.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
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