hep c versus hep b
Oct 2, 2011
i've been exposed with gastric fluid splashed to my eye from hep c..considered not a risk..I'm not vaccinated with any hep vaccine..is there a risk of getting hep b from hep c patient with this kind of exposure!pls answer this.....so stressed...do i need a full test 3mos/6mos time!
Response from Dr. McGovern
This sounds like a work-related exposure so you should be speaking to your employee health personnel. A splash to the eye with gastric fluid would be extremely low risk since even blood exposures to the eyes are very low risk. As for testing, get advice from your workplace as to how they want to manage this.
My greatest concern is that you are not vaccinated against hepatitis B. Consider this event just a reminder that you need to get that done.
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