Jul 4, 2001
Could the hepatitis C virus live in raw sewage containing fecal matter, used feminine protection, used condoms with semen, used syringes.
Response from Dr. Dieterich
Hepatitis A is the most likely hepatitis to be found in sewage since it is excreted in the stool. Syringes could be a source of hepatitis B and C although it would be extremely unlikely for the virus to survive long enough to infect anyone. DTD
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