|Enough of the same question!!
Dec 20, 2004
This should answer a question that is on here A LOT!! The information is from the CDC!
HAV HAV can live outside the body for months, depending on the environmental conditions.
HBV HBV can survive outside the body at least 7 days and still be capable of transmitting infection.
HCV Recent studies have shown that HCV can survive outside the body and still transmit infection for 16 hours, but not longer than 4 days.
Response from Dr. Dieterich
Thank You! I hope people will read it and stop asking too! DTD
HepC Petrified 16 y.o. - please help
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