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Hepatitis C Virus Dried on Inanimate Surfaces Can Remain Infectious for Up to Six Weeks

Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013

Dried spots of blood contaminated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) can remain infectious for up to six weeks at normal room temperatures, research published in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases shows. Commercially available antiseptics reduced the infectivity of the blood spots, but only when used at recommended concentrations.

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