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hepatitis c
Oct 28, 2000

I would like to know if this decease can be spread by casual contact such as food handlers in public places or be handling items from a person with hepatitis c.

John in Fort Worth

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Dear John,

No it can not. Hepatitis A can be spread by food handlers, but not hepatitis C or B. Hepatitis B and C are spread by blood and sex. You can still get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B so if you are worried go get vaccinated. DTD



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