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Hepatitis C
Posted by: Randolph
Date: March 24, 2002 4:40 PM

Can Hepatitis-C be transmitted through sharing a glass of water or a coke to your children? By accidently using some else's toothbrush?Will hot water from a faucet kill Hep-C?

RE: Hepatitis C
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: March 25, 2002 12:20 AM

Transmission occurs when blood or body fluids from an infected person enter the body of a person who is not infected. So, yes it is possible, but improbable. HCV is spread primarily by direct contact with infected human blood. I do not know if hot water will kill the virus. I suspect so, but get it from a better source before yo believe it.



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