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posble cntamination of hepa b
May 20, 2013

is it posible dat f one famly membr is positve n hepa b would it contaminate all da fmly member?

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Hepatitis B may be spread within households, through a number of bodily fluids.

If we are living with someone with chronic hepatitis B, the best thing is for all household members to get tested with a blood test, for the hepatitis B surface antigen. If it is positive, the individual has chronic hepatitis B. If it is negative, the individual should be vaccinated against B, and if possible receive HBIG (hepatitis B immune globulin, not available in all parts of the world).



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