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My cleaner has hepatitis, what do I need to know?

If your cleaner has been diagnosed with hepatitis, it is important to understand that there are different types of hepatitis and the specific type will determine the course of the illness and potential transmission risk.

Hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common types of hepatitis. Hepatitis A and B are primarily transmitted through contact with contaminated food or water, or through close contact with an infected person. Hepatitis C is primarily transmitted through contact with infected blood.

To reduce the risk of transmission, it is important to practice good hygiene, such as washing your hands frequently and avoiding sharing personal items such as towels or razors. If your cleaner will be returning to work, it is important to ensure that they are cleared by a healthcare professional and are not experiencing symptoms of the illness.

It is also important to know that hepatitis B and C can cause chronic infection, which can lead to serious liver problems, including liver cancer. If you or your cleaner have been exposed to hepatitis, it’s important to seek medical attention and get tested.