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can I get hepatitis c from dried blood

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
9 years experience Hepatology
Probably not: Transmitted in high risk situations. Most common are: IV drugs (sharing needles), or using nasal drugs, accidental needle stick in a healthcare worker ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: People do not catch hepatitis C from a toilet seat or any other part of a bathroom. Many times, people who have hepatitis C don't know where they caug ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes but rare: Since 1992, the us blood supply has been rigorously tested for many infections including hepatitis c. Getting a blood transfusion since then has been ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Mosquitos & Disease: Absolutely not. This has been proven over and over and over to the point you do not need to doubt it at all. You cannot get either HIV or hepatitis c ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Most likely not: Hepatitis c is transmitted from blood to blood. If you washed off the blood before touching your wound, there should not have been any transmission. I ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
C: Hepatitis C is a flavivirus and is transmitted through blood transfusion, contaminated needles, procedures like tattooing and razor sharing. Sexual t ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Back to school: If your blood gas hepatitis c in it then you gave been infected with hepatitis c and "have it"! if you do not have a hepatitis c it is not in your ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
27 years experience Infectious Disease
Hmmm...: Theoretically, if you get someone else's blood in your mouth and you have sores in your mouth or bleeding gums, you could get hepatitis c. There are l ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Hepatitis C: Unlikely. Hepatitis c as a virus to infect someone needs to be in fresh blood and introduced to the blood of the un-infected person. Thus it is fou ... Read More
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