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Hepatitis D can be found in the blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and other body fluids of people who are infected. Transmission happens when infected body fluid enters another person’s body. The hepatitis D virus will remain in the body only if hepatitis B virus is also present.
Hepatitis D virus is most commonly transmitted in the same ways as hepatitis B.
There are two types of hepatitis D infection:
Hepatitis D is not transmitted through shaking hands, coughing, sneezing, breastfeeding, or sharing cups and utensils.
Last Updated October 02, 2009