A 23-year-old male asked:
what causes the hepatitis b and c virus? like mosquitoes causes malaria, what causes hepatitis b and c virus
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alan Cohen answered
38 years experience Psychiatry
HEP B, C: Hepatitis b and c are blood born viruses. Transmission is through direct contact with blood or secretions from an individual who carries the active virus . Sex , shared needles, exchange of fluids from other contacts with enough inoculum may cause infection. Malaria is carried by a mosquito who injects it from their bite. They are the vector but don't cause that illness.
Answered on Jan 6, 2013
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