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Oct 20, 2006

Hello, Doctor recently i have started working as a health carerer within the disability services. The job involves personal hygine, showers and assiting with other daily functions. I have found out that one of the patients has Hep B and i have not been immunised yet. What are my chances of catching this and what measures can i take to prevent infection from occuring.

Response from Dr. McGovern

You should avoid cotact with body fluids; get immunized with your first shot to prevent any HBV acquisition; the other people who share this space should also be immunized.



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