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Can Hepatitis B And C Transfer From Mucus
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
That's the nature...: "That's the nature of the beast," as people say. It is just that way. Different germs have different ways of getting you. It depends on things like how well a germ survives in certain parts of one's body, how well they multiply there, how many there are, and then traits like how infectious or how contagious they are, how well our immune defenses are in various bodily parts, etc... ...Read more
Hepatitis A,B, or C: Hepatitis a is often acute & frequently resolves spontaneously, but may be prolonged & severe. Hepatitis a is contracted from contaminated food & water. Hepatitis b & c can be both acute or chronic & is spread through contamination with body fluids like blood. Both hep b & c are transmitted through sexual contact or sharing of needles. Vaccines are presently only available for hepatitis a & b. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely unlikely: Our blood supply in the us has multiple mechanisms to reduce the risk of acquiring hepatitis c through transfusion to less than 1 in 1.6 million. However, tens of thousands of people got hepatitis c through blood transfusions prior to 1992 and so anyone who had a transfusion before 1992 should be tested for hepatitis c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hep c live outside of blood? If an infected person bleeds can hep c latch onto objects? Or if i wash up the blood can hep c still be present? You get my rift
What is the risk/chance for hepatitis b from one time unprotected vaginal exposure with carrier with high virus load?
1984: Babies began being vaccinated for a Hep B in 1984. Are you sure you are not already immune? ...Read more
Can hepatitis B and C be transferred from getting splashed with infected persons urine or saliva? what precautions should a caregiver take?
Hep B/ C in a flash: Hep B and C are classified as blood-borne pathogens and are generally contracted with direct exposure to blood or body secretions, as in sexual contact. Since HBV has been found in saliva, the risk of transmission of Hep B with deep kissing probably exists and the risk increases if one partner wears orthodontic braces or has open cuts or sores in the mouth. No report of Hep B or C via saliva exist ...Read more
Can hep c live outside of blood? If i wash off contaminated blood off a surface can there still be the hep c virus present? If so can it transfer from object to object? My main question is, can hep c live ouside of blood onve a person bleeds it out?
NO: Is the short answer. Viruses live in cells and cannot survive outside of human tissues for more than a very brief time. You get hep c by direct transfer of blood or tissue to another individual, most commonly by needle use. ...Read more
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