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A 29-year-old female asked:

can a person catch hepatitis b or c from sleeping in a bed that was contaminated with large amounts of bodily fluids from somebody infected with those diseases? sleeping in the bed within hours of the fluids being emitted.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Hepatitis B or C is not transmitted by sleeping on a bed unless a person has open wounds on her skin, and the bed has plenty of fresh blood on the sheets, and the wet fresh blood comes into contact with the wounds on her skin, and...well...this could possibly happen if an injured person got wrapped or covered with bloody sheets that came from a Hep B carrier in the midst of a disaster or war zone.

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