|Hep exposure risk
Mar 12, 2005
Today I was in a parent teacher conference with a parent who is a known drug addict. After shaking his hand I noticed that he had a cut with caked, dried blood around it. I have a couple of healing cuts on my hand (they are not scabed over). Is there any risk of contracting hep a, b,or c from this type of contact? I am concerned because I am breast feeding my son and he has not been vaccinated for Hep B yet.
Response from Dr. McGovern
I would not consider this a risk at all. Dr. McGovern
Help what should I do now?
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