A patient with hepatitis B asks the nurse how he contracted the disease. The nurse responds, knowing that hepatitis B is transmitted via:

Blood.

Explanation

• Hepatitis A is transmitted by the fecal-oral route. It is often spread by contaminated food.

• Hepatitis B is transmitted through body fluids such as blood, sexual fluids, and saliva.

• Hepatitis C is transmitted through body fluids, primarily blood.

• Hepatitis D is transmitted through body fluids such as blood, sexual fluids, and saliva. It causes infection only in the presence of Hepatitis B.

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