|What about killing mosquito and then it bleeds on your palm?
Jun 29, 2011
Good Morning Doctor,
I have a question about mosquitoes. Not the bite, but the fact that when you quickly kill them sometimes they "bleed" on your palm or near the actual bite site. Is this a risk of Hep B, C? I would use napkin to dry-wipe my hands and eventually I would wash/sanitize my hands at home, but what if I touch things (while still outdoors) like car keys or cellphone? Should I sanitize my keys/phone later or wash my jeans where I keep them or I'm getting paranoid about this...?
Thank you in advance!
Response from Dr. McGovern
No this would not be a risk to you for HBV or HCV. HBV or HCV is transmitting from a chronically infected person to an uninfected person by blood to blood exposure. No need for sanitizing the phone either.
new medicine in pipe line
How much blood is required to infect
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.