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May 16, 2001

Is touching a scab of someone with HEP C (hand), the same as touching dried blood? Does the blood have to be visable to be infectious? THANKS

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

No.THe scabs are cicatricial tissue ,not blood.Blood does not have to be visible to be infectious.HCV can be present and infectious in a very small amount of blood.

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