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Why is there no hepatitis F?

A virus isolated from rare blood samples was believed to be able to cause hepatitis, and this virus was designated as the hepatitis F virus. (Source: MedicineNet) Further investigation has failed to ...
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I have natural immunity to Hepatitis B. Do I pose risk to others?

The Hepatitis B core antibody test is positive for IgG but negative for IgM indicating that you had the hepatitis B infection a while ago. The negative hepatitis B surface antigen test means that they ...
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Are you at risk of Hep C because you were born between 1945 1965?

The site you found that on is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's generally considered an authoritative source. The site states the following: There are high rates of Hepatitis C ...
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Tattoo on person with hepatitis b

A tattoo will be irrelevant to the person with Hep-B receiving it. The risks will be the same as anyone else receiving a tattoo, except of course that Hep-B won't be among those risks as it normally ...
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Hepatitis B transmission

The hepatitis B virus has been found in semen, salivia, and vaginal secretions (as well as in blood, of course). The risk of transmission is lower for oral sex than it is for vaginal or anal sex, but ...
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Can virus and bacteria survive in soda water? (carbonated water)

Jaundice isn't caused directly by viruses. It's caused by a buildup of bilirubin in the blood. Clasped in the hemoglobin molecules in your blood cells is a pigment called porphyrin, which is not ...
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High Risk Of Death When Contracting Hepatitis A After Contracting Hepatitis C

In Fulminant Hepatitis Associated with Hepatitis A Virus Superinfection in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C, out of 17 patients with chronic hepatitis C infection who also got infected with hepatitis ...
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Can acute liver failure be caused by an alcohol binge?

Can acute liver failure be caused by an alcohol binge? Yes Are the harmful effects of alcohol on the liver limited to chronic abuse? No. The harmful effects of alcohol on the liver are ...
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can a person get infected by Hepatitis B while taking Hepatitis B vaccine

It's hard to imagine such a scenario but the answer is yes. If you haven't completed the vaccination series and therefore haven't developed immunity yet, then you remain susceptible to infection. ...
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