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Can hepatitis B and C be transferred from getting splashed with infected persons urine or saliva? what precautions should a caregiver take?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
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