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Can hepatitis b be passed from father to child in the u.S.?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends
If the father passes it to mom, before or during pregnancy, baby can be exposed & get it.
If mom is known to have it, there are things the dr can do to try to stop it from passing to baby. After birth, it is unlikely dad would pass it to baby. It is a blood born agent & i don't see what likely blood contact baby will have with dad. Baby should also get the vaccine at birth.

In brief: Depends
If the father passes it to mom, before or during pregnancy, baby can be exposed & get it.
If mom is known to have it, there are things the dr can do to try to stop it from passing to baby. After birth, it is unlikely dad would pass it to baby. It is a blood born agent & i don't see what likely blood contact baby will have with dad. Baby should also get the vaccine at birth.
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