|drinking water & hepatitis b
Apr 10, 2005
can i can hepatitis b from taking a drink of water from there glass and who has hepatitis b
| Response from Dr. McGovern
The official recommendation is not to share drinking glasses or eating utensils with someone who has chronic hepatitis B. This is because of the theoretical concern of transmission due to the presence of hepatitis B in saliva. However, I think this as a mode of transmission is extremely uncommon. Dr. McGovern
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