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A 58-year-old male asked:

What is chance of contracting hepatitis if one gets skin cut on neck of 4mm by hair trimmer.at barber in 3rd world country with no hygiene.what tests?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Hepatitis: Yes, this is one way to get hepatitis, but hopefully if you travelling to a foreign country you have been immunized against hep a ; b. For hep c you would need an open wound into which fresh blood was inoculated. Why not do your own hair trimming?

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Last updated Feb 23, 2014

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