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A 28-year-old male asked:

if i got hep c blood on my uncut finger but washed hands and use that finger to pick my nose and got nose bleed will that transmit the virus to me?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Hep C: Unlikely. This is most commonly transmitted by blood or organ transfer, either by transfusion or shared needle use when doing illicit drugs. What you describe is nearly impossible to imagine transmitting this, but very little is impossible.

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Last updated Oct 28, 2013

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