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Is it safe to eat food made by a hepatitis C infected person?
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Hepatitis c is not transmitted through contaminated food!

In brief: Yes
Hepatitis c is not transmitted through contaminated food!
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Maybe but why chance
Hepatitis c is predominantly a virus infection transmitted by blood.
Pubmed actually references however several case series (us and international literature) in which hepatitis c was linked to food-borne vehicles. Why take a chance, especially since an individual infected with one agent (like hepatitis c) may have other infection(s) that more effectively transmit orally.

In brief: Maybe but why chance
Hepatitis c is predominantly a virus infection transmitted by blood.
Pubmed actually references however several case series (us and international literature) in which hepatitis c was linked to food-borne vehicles. Why take a chance, especially since an individual infected with one agent (like hepatitis c) may have other infection(s) that more effectively transmit orally.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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