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Hepatitis C Risk from Amateur Tattoos

by Savitha C Muppala on  February 8, 2012 at 11:45 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Beware of amateur tattoos as they carry a risk of hepatitis C.

Earlier research has shown that tattoos from non-professionals can enhance the risk of blood borne liver infection.
 Hepatitis C Risk from Amateur Tattoos
Hepatitis C Risk from Amateur Tattoos
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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reads: "Tattoos and piercings can transmit hepatitis C and other infections if performed under non-sterile conditions. People should not have tattoos or piercings done by friends or by people who are not trained professionals."

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