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Lancet without alcohol

One of nurse took my blood sugar using the lancet, lancet is new and strips is new, the nurse forgot to wipe alcohol in my skin and started to use the lancet, theres a possibilities to contract hepa in this way,

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683231 tn?1467323017
If you are asking about Hepatitis A that is transmitted by ingesting unclean food or water hep A is transmitted orally by ingesting unclean food or water.

If you are asking about Hepatitis C you would need hepatitis c infected blood on your skin for transmission to occur in the manner you have described.
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Hepatitis C is my concern, i touched all things not sure if my finger is clean or had a blood before the lancet hit my finger, do you think i had a hepatitis c risk in my situation? Thank you
Do i have risk for contracting hepatitis virus in my situation?
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After prick of my finger nurse used a tissue to wipe and squeeze the blood,
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683231 tn?1467323017
Did you touch fresh blood recently before your test? If you had hepatitis c infected blood on your hands there would be a very small theoretical risk.

Bearing in mind that even if a medical worker should experience an accidental needlestick involving a patient with known hepatitis C their risk of transmission is about 4%

In you situation, it is highly unlikely you had hepatitis c infected blood on your hands without being aware of it. Also only about 3% of the population even has hep c so your odds of randomly encountering someone with hep c are very very low.
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