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If the father has hepatitis b, can his newborn baby also have it if the mother does not carry hepatitis b?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Unless exposed to blood.

In brief: No

Unless exposed to blood.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Hepatitis B is also a sexually transmitted disease which can be acquired in the same manner as HIV.
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

If mom is not infected there is no risk to the fetus.
On the other hand, unless mom is immune, since this is a sexually transmitted disease, the likelihood that she will acquire it is great, and she should undergo testing and immunization before becoming pregnant.

In brief: No

If mom is not infected there is no risk to the fetus.
On the other hand, unless mom is immune, since this is a sexually transmitted disease, the likelihood that she will acquire it is great, and she should undergo testing and immunization before becoming pregnant.
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