Is Isolation needed for all hepatitis a,b,c,d,e?
Q:am doing a project in school about hepatitis a,b,c,d,e and the only information that am missing is if when you have any kind oh hepatitis you need to be isolated ? And if you do explain why
More Answers to “Is Isolation needed for all hepatitis a,b,c,d,e?“ISOLATE HEPATITS A FOR SURE. IT IS SPREAD BY DIRECT CONTACT AND CAUSES DIARRHEA. HEP A WILL RUN ITS COURSE. COMMUNICABLE DISEASE.HEPATITIS C NO ISOLATION NEEDED BECAUSE IT IS SPREAD THROUGH NEEDLE STICKS/SEX.HEPATITIS B NO ISOLATION NEEDED SAME AS C.NOT SURE BOUT D AND E. PROBABLY NOT.
No. You don’t need to be isolated.
Go to the CDC website.
No Hepataitis to date has been shown to be transmitted airborne. They are transmitted by oral fecal like Hep A or blood borne like Hep B.
i have only heard of “A, B, and C”. C is airborn and can be contracted by bodily fluids.
The good Dr. makes my point once again. If you ever get diagnosed with HCV (Hep C) stay away from GP’s. General Practioner’s may have their hearts in the right place, (although some are very judgemental) but they don’t specialize and as a result are less informed than your average HCV carrier.HCV is NOT considered a STD. It can be passed this way, by having very rough sex, or unprotected anal sex, but studies are now proving what we have been saying for years. There is no danger of getting HCV short of blood / blood contact.Airborne? Where did that come from? Needle sticks are only way Doc? BS, pure & simple. If I punch you in the mouth and one of your teeth rips my skin open what do you figure the odds of contacting HCV are? Pretty high. If I have a gum disease that causes my gums to bleed, or I have bitten my tongue, and you also have bleeding gums & borrow my toothbrush. How’s the odds? Not good for you unfortunately. If I go to a park & poke myself badly on a splinter, you come by 3 days later & poke yourself on the same splinter, think there’s a good chance you will pick up HCV? You just might!This BS association of HCV with illegal or immoral activities is just that, BS. Are you aware that nearly 85% of Vet’s from the Vietnam War Era picked up HCV because they were so busy processing people to send to Nam, that they just didn’t find the time to clean the injectors while giving innoculations? Thank you Uncle Sam for helping make HCV the quiet killer that destroys after 20 – 30 years.How about blood transfusions? They say that the blood banks are clean, and maybe they are now. But they used to watch for elevated AST & ALT enzyme levels, they didn’t test for anti-bodies to HCV. I have a friend who got in a car accident in 1989, and recieved 6 units of blood while they worked on him. One leg is shorter than the other by 4 inches, but he lived. He gave the gift of life as often as the blood banks would take him, considered it his duty, to give to others what was given to him, another chance at life. From 1990 to 2001, he donated blood. Then in 2001 he was sent a card saying his AST is high, & he should have it checked. Guess what? HCV type 3. One of the least common in the USA, but very common in the Far East, & he traced back to find that the hospital where he got his transfusions had found out about the tainted blood 6 years before and never said a word. Type 3 responds well to current therapy, so he’s clear now. Tell me how you think he feels about passing on more than the gift of life now? All because of inadequate testing.By the way Doc, the fact that most cases of HCV among Vietnam Vet’s are type 1 kinda shoots holes in your statement, don’t you think? Seeing as how HCV type 3 is the prevalent type in the Far East and most Vets have type 1. Seems most would have type 3 following your trail. Just refer them to the Gastro / Hep Dr.’s, at least there they’ll get the treatment they need & deserve instead of some sanctimonious GP that’s clueless & judgemental.
Isolation is normally needed only for Type A Hepatitis, which can be highly contagious if the proper precautions are not taken with the infected person, such as thorough hand washing, not eating or drinking from utensils the person has used, etc. Types B, C, D, and E are more difficult to contract, since they are spread by basically the same way as HIV. As long as you’re not an IV drug user and don’t share needles or have unprotected sex, your chances of contracting the other kinds are very slim.