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i'm attending university of medicine by staying at the hostel . i think that my roommate had hepatitis b or c virus.how should i do to protect myself ?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Viral Hepatitis: The Hepatitis B vaccine is a three shot series that you can take to protect yourself. Hepatitis C is thought to be spread by the direct contact of blood from the infected person. Avoid sharing razors, toothbrushes, sex with the affected person. Several Hepatitis C vaccines are in development but problems with development have vexed researchers. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/ Good luck!
Answered on Jan 19, 2016
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