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Hepatitis B from an ER?
Mar 17, 2008

Hello. Just wondering how likely it would be for someone who does not have Hepatitis B vaccine to contract Hep B during an ER visit? I notice some things such as the curtains, walls, and chairs dont look greatly cleaned. Plus the occasional blood drop on the floor. Would an ER visit pose a great concern? Or is that safe?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Hepatitis B is transmitted by blood to blood contact - mainly through injection drug use and sexual intercourse.

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