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A 29-year-old female asked:

My husband has hep c and is concerned about contamination between us and him by moskito bites, is this a concern and what can we do?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Not a concern: Mosquito bites do not spread hep c. When mosquitoes ingest blood it goes into their digestive system. In order for them to spread disease the organisms ingested would have to multiply in the mosquito and this does not happen with hepatitis c virus. Best wishes.

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Last updated Jul 16, 2013

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