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sharing same utensils
Sep 4, 2006

I wonder if hepa b can be transmitted if you sometime use the same utensil like spoon, share foods and drink in the same glasses with your family members (ie childrens)

Response from Dr. McGovern

The usual advice is to avoid the sharing of utensils with a chronic hepatitis B carrier for the "theoretical" concerns. However, acquisition of HBV is usually accomplished through blood exposure, not saliva exposures.

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