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Can I Catch Hepatitis B From Food
Yes: Most people recover completely with no residual infection. They develop a positive surface antibody (hbsab) and lose their surface antigen (hbsag). However, about 10% go on to develop chronic hepatitis, maintaining their hbsag. In such cases, cure isn't possible, but the infection can be treated with medications that will help to prevent complications. ...Read more
Depends on device: Past jet injectors or air gun injectors used in vaccinations were able to transmit very tiny amounts of material (such as blood) from one person to another, and so were able to transmit hepatitis viruses. Current jet injection devices, if approved by the fda, are supposed to prevent cross-contamination among patients (most likely by using disposable single-dose vaccines). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes definitely: That is how it usally spreads.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you catch Hepatitis B or C from roach bites? Like if the roach had crawled into or eaten blood of somebody infected with Hep B or C before biting?
No: Unless "raw meat" is a metaphor. You don't get these from food. However, raw meat ("steak tartare", etc.) puts you at risk for toxoplasmosis, and if it's pork for stuff that's even worse. I've never known a pathologist who eats any animal product undercooked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : Transmitted by blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nope: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is only known to be transmitted by direct blood contact. Even intercourse doesn't do it, even though hep C is often mischaracterized as an STD. (The frequency of HCV is no higher in the sex partners of infected people, if they don't also share drug injection equipment or otherwise have blood exposure.) There is no known risk via saliva or kissing. ...Read more
Answer below.: Without more details is difficult. Look at this link. http://depts.washington.edu/hhpccweb/content/health-articles/adult-immunizations/what-you-need-know-about-hepatitis-b Halfway down the page is a table that can help. ...Read more
Hepatitis A and B: Hepatitis a and b virus infections show the same symptoms and similar liver damage. Hep a infection is a more acute illness with shorter duration while infection from the b tends to be more chronic lasting months and years. In addition, hep b infection carries a risk of cancer complications. Hep a is contracted from eating contaminated foods; hep b from sex and blood transfusions. ...Read more
Hepatitis : You can get hepatitis b or d, (d only can exists with hep. B virus), through contaminated blood, sweat, tears, saliva, semen, saliva, vaginal secretions, menstrual blood and breast milk. See article below for more detailed information http://menshealth.About.Com/cs/diseases/a/hepatitis_4.Htm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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