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HCV Phobia:
Nov 26, 2010

I have heard that ingestion does not cause transmission , but if one has ulcer ,is it a risk ? can ingestion of blood ( small drop of blood) , through sandwiches or fruit salads , cause infection ?

I am worried every time ,when I eat uncooked foods outside

Response from Dr. McGovern

No this is no risk at all. You can't get HCV through food.

Hepatitis A is transmitted by contaminated food or water. The thing that can increase your risk of getting foodborne illnesses is taking acid neutralizers for heartburn since stomach acid is a natural protection.



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