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Chronic hepatitis b inactive carrier father .. what are chances for transmission to wife and baby ?

Chronic hepatitis b inactive carrier father .. what are chances for transmission to wife and baby ?

Hepatitis b transmit: The likelihood of becoming infected with HBV grows with the number of sexual partners a person has. Thus, promiscuous individuals are more likely to get HBV. Although I couldn't find an exact number for HBV, only approximately 2% of long-term, monogamous, sexual partners of HCV-infected people also test positive for HCV. HBV is probably similar. ...Read more

Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more


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Can you tell me how do people have hepatitis b and c?

See details: The most common ways to be infected are unprotected sex with an infected partner and using contaminated needles to inject street drugs. Transfusions were also a major cause but not now as there are effective tests to screen for the presence of the virus. ...Read more

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I would like some information about hepatitis b and c?

CDC has a great tbl: http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Resources/Professionals/PDFs/ABCTable.pdf

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How can you contract hepatitis b and c and how can you avoid it?

How can you contract hepatitis b and c and how can you avoid it?

Blood borne disease: Can be transmitted in different ways. Most common are: IV drugs (sharing needles), sexually (hep b more than hep c), tattoos, blood transfusion before june 1992 (as couldn't screen for hep c), during birth (if mother unaware has hep b). Prevention is to avoid the above. In usa, vaccines given for hep b during childhood, if you never had, get it. No vaccine for hep c yet.Talk to doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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Are hepatitis b and c tests accurate after 10 days of possible exposure?

Are hepatitis b and c  tests accurate after 10 days of possible exposure?

Hepatitis B and C: These viruses attack the liver and are typically acquired through some type of blood-exchange, although other routes can occur as well. You should really have a doctor 'follow' you for months if you had an exposure, since 10 days would not be enough time to rule out the possibility of infection. There is a hep B vaccine out there and now good treatments for hep C. Best to see an ID doc if you can. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis b and c borne in the blood?

How is hepatitis b and c borne in the blood?

The viruses: Are present in the plasma part of the blood. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent hepatitis b and c?

Is there a good way to prevent hepatitis b and c?

Blood borne disease: Can be transmitted in different ways. Most common are: IV drugs (sharing needles), sexually (hep b more than hep c), tattoos, blood transfusion before june 1992 (as couldn't screen for hep c), during birth (if mother unaware has hep b). Prevention is to avoid the above. In usa, vaccines given for hep b during childhood, if you never had, get it. No vaccine for hep c yet.Talk to doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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How many years it takes for hepatitis b and c to damage the liver completely?

How many years it takes for hepatitis b and c to damage the liver completely?

Undetermined: Everyone is different. It depends on the body's immune system. Some may not even develop damage. Some may progress to scarring (cirrhosis) after 5-10 yrs. ...Read more

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What causes the hepatitis b and c virus? Like mosquitoes causes malaria, what causes hepatitis b and c virus

What causes the hepatitis b and c virus? Like mosquitoes causes malaria, what causes hepatitis b and c virus

Wrong word: Mosquito bites transmit malaria which is caused by a parasite. Hbv and hcv are caused by viruses transmitted by blood and certain body fluids. ...Read more

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Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more


Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more