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What happens if have roommate with infectious hepatitis?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends on type

Infectious hepatitis can be hep a, b, c, d or e.
Hepa is spread by eating contaminated food, and can be transmitted hand-to-mouth. Hep b, c, d and e are only spread by blood and sexual contact. If roomie has hepa, don't share food, do wash hands well, and avoid eating wherever they may have gotten sick. If other types, don't share razors, & do use gloves/condoms if any blood or sexual contact.

In brief: Depends on type

Infectious hepatitis can be hep a, b, c, d or e.
Hepa is spread by eating contaminated food, and can be transmitted hand-to-mouth. Hep b, c, d and e are only spread by blood and sexual contact. If roomie has hepa, don't share food, do wash hands well, and avoid eating wherever they may have gotten sick. If other types, don't share razors, & do use gloves/condoms if any blood or sexual contact.
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