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New Warning About Manicures, Piercings and Tattoos


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  • Hepatitis B is transmitted through contact with blood and/or body fluids of an infected person. Common routes of infection include IV drug abuse, sexual activity with an infected partner, and blood transfusion. But any procedure where contaminated tools can break your skin, such as manicures/pedicures, tattoos, or body piercings can spread the infection


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