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Exposure reisk
Mar 12, 2005

I had a trace of blood on my findegers which I habitually rubbed on my lips and the area under my nose. I washed my face a 15-20 minutes later. If the blood is HepC+ , what is the probability of contracting HepC this way? No visible cuts on face but had shaved an hour before. Also some tap water from the area may have entered my nose upon the washing.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would suspect extremely very low risk. I would not pursue testing for this. Dr. MCGovern

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