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    hep C reportable or not???

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    are hepatitis C reportable diseases???? according to first aid and HY ** it's not...please explain if not...why it is not reportable like Hep A, HepB.
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    From what I understand, Hep C are not reportable unless it's associated with an acute or chronic disease. I'm not sure why...

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    I think it may have to do with it's epidemiology- I think it is relatively non-infectious compared to Hep B

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    and compared to hepatitis A? ;-)

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    Hep C can be sexually transmitted, but it is very unusual. Typical modes of transmission are needle sharing and blood transfusion. Not a reportable disease. G
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    Don't recall reading any reports about the infectivity of Hep A. Sorry

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    Hep A is quite contagious. It is spread through the fecal-oral route. G
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    Yes but you would need to defecate on a patient. The infective route does not indicate infectivity. Both HIV and Hep B can be passed by a needle prick but Hep B has a chance of 80% and HIV is something like 20% to be passed that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by student-2
    Yes but you would need to defecate on a patient. The infective route does not indicate infectivity. Both HIV and Hep B can be passed by a needle prick but Hep B has a chance of 80% and HIV is something like 20% to be passed that way.
    Uh, no, not so much. Hep A is very contagious. It is easily spread by poor hygeine. Say a food service worker at Taco Bell doesn't wash his hands well. Everyone who orders a burrito that day gets it. It is also often spread by watering crops with water contaminated by human waste. i.e. strawberries from Mexico. A person with Hep A has a much higher liklihood of infecting people around them than someone with Hep B or HIV. For your boards, you should read up on the fecal-oral route. G
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    Quote Originally Posted by student-2
    Yes but you would need to defecate on a patient. The infective route does not indicate infectivity.
    Ha, good one! You must be one of the guys who doesn't wash your hands after using the bathroom.
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