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Chances of spread of contagious diseases - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I drank after someone (through a straw) that I didn't know the other night, is it possible for me to catch anything, like hepatitis?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr xxxxx here
Doctor :   Well the chances are very less,
Doctor :   If the Hepatitis status of the person who drank before is known then the percentage of chances can be determined
User :   it was someone i didn't know, but if they did have it, what are the chances?
Doctor :   if they had it then the chances would be 0.1 to 1 %
Doctor :   Do not worry , if to be considered the air we breath in will have saliva and sputum droplets of many people
Doctor :   since the chances are negligible , there is no need to worry
User :   so i don't need to worry about kissing my husband or my son? and i don't need to be tested? i've had the vaccines, but i don't remember how long ago
Doctor :   need not worry , And if you vaccinated once it will protect you more than 80 % than non vaccinated
User :   do i need to worry about the herpes simplex virus?
Doctor :   no, the chances of herpes very remote then hepatitis
User :   ok, well thank you very much for your time
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   no that was it, thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
User :   thanks have a good night
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