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Hepatitis Blood On Food Risk

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Risk of infection

This may be ridiculous, so I apologise if I'm wasting time.I have OCD which has made me worried recently about Hepatitis. I was preparing food recently, and nicked my finger on a knife. There was a small amount of blood, but I didn't see any on the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is transmitted mainly by blood to blood exposure. Ingesting virus would not lead to infection. Read more »

HCV Phobia:

I have heard that ingestion does not cause transmission , but if one has ulcer ,is it a risk ? can... Read more »

Blood on Cup?

Thank you for reading.I was recently at a nearby store, and was going to get coffee. My hands are... Read more »
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Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...introduced in 1995 and health professionals now routinely vaccinate all children, travelers to certain countries, and persons at risk for the disease. Many experts believe Hepatitis A vaccination has dramatically affected rates of the disease... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...not know they are infected since they do not feel or look sick. However, they still can spread the virus to others and are at risk of serious health problems themselves. Can Hepatitis B be spread through sex? Yes. Among adults in the United... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...be spread within a household? What are ways hepatitis C is not spread? Who is at risk for hepatitis C? What is the risk of a pregnant woman passing hepatitis C to her baby? Can a person get hepatitis C from a mosquito or other insect... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...hepatitis C virus? Do not share needles if you inject drugs. See your doctor and get tested if you are at higher risk of getting hepatitis C or if you think you were exposed to the hepatitis C virus. Many people do not know they are... Read more »
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