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Aleks Emelianenko Might Have the Hep

I haven’t been able to get an audio confirm myself yet, but various listeners of Sherdog Radio (and fans who bumped into Paul Buentello) are passing along the word that Aleksander Emelianko’s mysterious pull from Saturday’s Affliction: Banned event may be due to a positive test for Hepatitis B.

In its acute form, the viral liver disease can be treated and will leave a person’s system within two months. In some cases the disease turns chronic and the person remains infected, running the risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer. No word yet on Emelianenko’s exact condition, though as long as he carries the virus he’ll be unable to fight in the United States, which means this could potentially be a career-ender. His last two professional fights — in July and October of 2007 — were held in Canada, which also requires blood tests for fighters, suggesting that Emelianenko acquired the disease relatively recently. Says Wikipedia:

Transmission results from exposure to infectious blood or body fluids containing blood. Possible forms of transmission include (but are not limited to) unprotected sexual contact, blood transfusions, re-use of contaminated needles & syringes [Ed. note: extensive tattooing with prison buddies?], and vertical transmission from mother to child during childbirth.

We’ll update you when we know more.

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Jimmy Neutron- July 23, 2008 at 5:16 am
[# H Obama Says:
July 22nd, 2008 at 2:28 am

Take it from me: He’s Gay]

He's married with a kid dumbass.

This is helpful tho:

"In its acute form, the viral liver disease can be treated and will leave a person’s system within two months. In some cases the disease turns chronic and the person remains infected, running the risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer. No word yet on Emelianenko’s exact condition, though as long as he carries the virus he’ll be unable to fight in the United States, which means this could potentially be a career-ender. His last two professional fights — in July and October of 2007 — were held in Canada, which also requires blood tests for fighters, suggesting that Emelianenko acquired the disease relatively recently."

And other fighters can take Twinrix, a vaccine for A and B, tho it takes like 3 - 6 months (you have to do it in 2 or 3 steps).
zo- July 23, 2008 at 2:24 am
Let assume there is potential opponent for Alex. It takes 2 months training preparation and announcement before the fight .The opponent can be vaccinated against hepatitis b vaccine and is protected 100 percent if he is interested in the fight money and prestige wise. I am not sure how long time it takes for the organism to create anti bodies against virus but I think not more that 3 weeks.
KellenAvalanche- July 21, 2008 at 6:38 pm
His camp is insisting that the reason in non-medical. I really hope this is true.
Most of his tattoos are not recent and he has fought in Canada before where they test, so not sure what is going on. I wish him the best.
Terjay- July 21, 2008 at 11:14 am
I bet he takes it from you... Hard...
H Obama- July 21, 2008 at 8:28 am
Take it from me: He's Gay
zunk1- July 20, 2008 at 10:23 pm
can you get it from the blood of a bear getting in your eye during the hunt? *

*read his sherdog interview
Scott- July 20, 2008 at 8:29 pm
I have a feeling that axhed wears lots of t-shirts with skulls on them.
axhed- July 20, 2008 at 8:18 pm
yeah, and you can also get it from fucking with other pussies on the intarweb there homo.
norremo- July 20, 2008 at 8:05 pm
Can you get this from intercourse with other jail inmates?
Kid Rock- July 20, 2008 at 8:00 pm
Man Hep ain't that bad.
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