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    Scared to death - please help a worried mother
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    Aurelia_79 posted:
    Dear all,

    I found this site and I would highly appreciate if you could help me.

    My daughter touched a dried blood stain and the put her finger to her mouth before I realized it. She has has Hep A/B vaccinations so I am worried about Hep C since I read it can survive 4 days in dry blood. The blood stain was 1-2 days old...

    Is she at risk and should she get tested? I would highly appreciate an expert opinion!

    Thank you so much!
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    oldtiff47 responded:
    ALWAYS BEST TO ASK DAUGHTERS MD..........

    TIFF
    DON'T TAKE YOUR ORGANS TO HEAVEN...HEAVEN KNOWS WE NEED THEM HERE !!
     
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Quick question - was the blood from a person positive for Hep C? If not, there's no risk.

    But please do give your daughters pediatrician a call - it will ease your mind and give you more info.

    Haylen
     
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    billm57 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
    even if the blood was fresh and infected with hcv swallowing blood is not a viable transmission route - stomach acid will kill hcv


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