Can you work with hepatitis?
Can an employer withdraw a job offer after they learn I have hepatitis B? No, because the majority of people with hepatitis B are healthy, productive and able to perform their jobs. Unless you have severe liver disease, hepatitis B does not impair your ability to be a teacher, nurse, doctor or home health aide.
Is Hepatitis easy to contract?
It is found in the blood, semen, and vaginal secretions of an infected person. Hepatitis B is easier to catch than HIV because it can be 100 times more concentrated in an infected person’s blood.
What is a common way workers come in contact with hepatitis?
Injecting and non-injecting drug users. Sexual contacts of infected persons. Household contacts of infected persons.
How long does it take to contract hepatitis?
If a person exposed to hepatitis C becomes infected, virus particles (called HCV RNA) can be detected within 1-2 weeks. Liver function tests also tend to rise during this timeframe. Hepatitis C antibodies appear after RNA is detectable and can take 3-12 weeks to appear.
Is it safe to be around someone with hepatitis B?
Anyone who lives with or is close to someone who has been diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis B should get tested. Hepatitis B can be a serious illness, and the virus can be spread from an infected person to other family and household members, caregivers, and sexual partners.
How can you tell if someone has hepatitis?
If you do, hepatitis signs and symptoms can include:
- Sudden nausea and vomiting.
- Abdominal pain or discomfort, especially on the upper right side beneath your lower ribs (by your liver)
- Clay-colored bowel movements.
- Loss of appetite.
- Low-grade fever.
- Dark urine.
- Joint pain.
Which hepatitis is most contagious?
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious, short-term liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus.