Does The Hepatitis Virus Live If Exposed To Water?
Is the virus in the blood of hepatitis sufferers can live if exposed to water?
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Acute hepatitis virus infection is an infection that occurs in a period of less than a month generally does not require special therapy because the infection is overcome by the human immune system itself. Treatment is only supportive in that it helps reduce symptoms, but there is no specific treatment to suppress viral activity in the blood. Related to your question about if exposed to water, the hepatitis virus replicates in the blood so that it has nothing to do with giving water so that the hepatitis virus can stay alive. Unlike the case with chronic hepatitis infection (for example, chronic hepatitis B), effective drugs can be given to suppress the activity of the hepatitis B virus. These drugs can inhibit the process of damage to the final stage of liver which is the most severe complication of chronic hepatitis. . But keep in mind also that the possibility of these drugs to completely eliminate the virus is very small.
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