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Who can become infected with hepatitis C?

Anyone can be infected with hepatitis C. People at a particular risk of infection include: Blood transfusion recipients, especially prior to 1990; Intravenous drug users (past or present); People who have had tattoos and body piercings, and; Healthcare workers at a risk of needle-stick injuries or accidental exposure to infected blood products.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 19 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Hepatitis B


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