Can U Get Hepatitis C From An Splash Of Urine In Your Eyes

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Hepatitis C in Urine

I am a nurse and was recently splashed in the eye with urine from a Hep C positive patient. I rinsed my eye about 15 seconds after with water. Should I be alarmed about transmission of the virus by this route?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No I would not expect this to be an issue at all. Get follow up testing just to protect yourself since this is work related. Read more »

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