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Other Measures

In addition to vaccination, there are other simple ways to stop the spread of hepatitis B.

  • Avoid direct contact with blood and bodily fluids
  • Clean blood or bodily fluids with a diluted bleach solution (mix 9 parts water to 1 part fresh bleach)
  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after any potential exposure to blood
  • Discard soiled items carefully into bags
  • Avoid sharing sharp items such as razors, nail clippers, tootbrushes, and earrings or body rings
  • Avoid illegal street drugs (injecting, inhaling, snorting or popping pills)
  • Practice safe sex with all partners
  • Make sure new or sterile needles are used for ear/body piercing, tattooing, acupuncture

 

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