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What causes the hepatitis b and c virus? Like mosquitoes causes malaria, what causes hepatitis b and c virus

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Wrong word

Mosquito bites transmit malaria which is caused by a parasite.
Hbv and hcv are caused by viruses transmitted by blood and certain body fluids.

In brief: Wrong word

Mosquito bites transmit malaria which is caused by a parasite.
Hbv and hcv are caused by viruses transmitted by blood and certain body fluids.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Alan Cohen
Psychiatry

In brief: HEP B, C

Hepatitis b and c are blood born viruses.
Transmission is through direct contact with blood or secretions from an individual who carries the active virus . Sex , shared needles, exchange of fluids from other contacts with enough inoculum may cause infection. Malaria is carried by a mosquito who injects it from their bite. They are the vector but don't cause that illness.

In brief: HEP B, C

Hepatitis b and c are blood born viruses.
Transmission is through direct contact with blood or secretions from an individual who carries the active virus . Sex , shared needles, exchange of fluids from other contacts with enough inoculum may cause infection. Malaria is carried by a mosquito who injects it from their bite. They are the vector but don't cause that illness.
Dr. Alan Cohen
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