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#MCQ 8 - A dental surgeon has recovered from Hepatitis B after a three months rest. His Laboratory Findings are Normal but he is not allowed to attend to the patients as per the medical board because he is:

#MCQ 8 - A dental surgeon has recovered from Hepatitis B after a three months rest. His Laboratory Findings are Normal but he is not allowed to attend to the patients as per the medical board because he is:
A. Healthy carrier
B. Active carrier
C. Convalescent carrier
D. Paradoxical carrier

Answer: C. Convalescent carrier

A carrier is a person who harbors the pathogenic microorganism without suffering from any ill effect because of it.

Healthy Carrier - One who harbors the pathogen but has never suffered from the disease caused by the pathogen
Convalescent carrier - One who has recovered from the disease and continue to harbor the pathogen in the body
Temporary carrier - This state lasts less than 6 months
Chronic carrier - This state lasts for several years and even rest of the life in some cases
Contact carrier - One who acquires pathogen from a patient
Paradoxical carrier - One who acquires pathogen from other carrier

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