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Can you catch hepatitis c from dog scratch/bite

Hello.
I was playing with a dog and i later found out that the sister of it's owner has hep C.
The dog scratched me on my hand either with claws or teeth.
I've asked the owner when was the last time the dog played with his sister and he said three days before i got scratched.
If the dog scratched her and then me three days after, can i catch it?
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683231 tn?1467323017
This is not a known method of transmission. It is highly unlikely that the dog scratched your friend to the point of drawing blood, that this blood remained undisturbed in the dogs paw for three days, and then the dog scratched you deeply enough to draw blood. Even in the case of a health care worker who should experience an accidental needle stick involving a patient with known hepatitis see the odds of transmission are only about 1.8%.

So no, the scenario you have described is exceedingly unlikely.

I am wondering why your friend hasn’t had her hep c treated. Today with the meds developed over the last few years hep c in now very curable for the majority of patients with cure rates as high as 98% and greater.
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