Avatar universal

Hepatitis c on my shoes?

sorry for my English. I was walking through a dangerous place when I came across a path of fresh blood, which I have surely walked on. I walked 800 meters (2624 feet) to my house and walked in with my shoes. I walked through the house, and people who live with me also walked there. is there any risk of contaminating the floor with hepatitis c?
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
683231 tn?1467323017
Hepatitis c is a blood borne virus.

It must enter the blood stream in order to be transmitted.

Hepatitis c is not easily transmitted.

No extra measures would be needed to clean your home. There is no special risk from walking outside and into your home even if you really did walk through blood and that blood was contaminated with hepatitis c which by the way is very unlikely.
Helpful - 0
Thank you so much!
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Hepatitis C Community

Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1473358451
683231 tn?1467323017
Auburn, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Answer a few simple questions about your Hep C treatment journey.

Those who qualify may receive up to $100 for their time.
Explore More In Our Hep C Learning Center
image description
Learn about this treatable virus.
image description
Getting tested for this viral infection.
image description
3 key steps to getting on treatment.
image description
4 steps to getting on therapy.
image description
What you need to know about Hep C drugs.
image description
How the drugs might affect you.
image description
These tips may up your chances of a cure.
Popular Resources
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.
PrEP is used by people with high risk to prevent HIV infection.
Can I get HIV from surfaces, like toilet seats?