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How does touching blood transmit hepatitis b? Can the virus go through your skin?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Small breaks in skin

Hepatitis b can not go through intact skin.
However, we recommend gloves when cleaning spilled body fluids like blood because people can have very small cuts or abrasions that they don't see, but which can let hepatitis b in. If you live with someone who has hepatitis b, get vaccinated.

In brief: Small breaks in skin

Hepatitis b can not go through intact skin.
However, we recommend gloves when cleaning spilled body fluids like blood because people can have very small cuts or abrasions that they don't see, but which can let hepatitis b in. If you live with someone who has hepatitis b, get vaccinated.
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