Published On: Sun, Jun 13th, 2010

Texas police officer bitten by a drunk a quarter of a century ago facing dire effects of Hepatitis C


Little did small town Texas police officer, Truman Bradshaw think that 24 years after getting bit by a drunken man he would be dying of cirrhosis and Stage 4 liver cancer and seeking a liver transplant.

But that is exactly what has happened. As Bradshaw explains it, he saw a drunken man stumbling down the street and was concerned for his safety so he attempted to take the man, whose name he cannot even recall, home safely.

Instead a fight ensued which resulted in a bite on his right forearm. The drunk was then taken in for public intoxication. But that was the beginning of Bradshaw’s problems.

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  1. vicki says:

    For general information and public safety…HepC is also transmitted sexually…IV drug use is certainly one way to transmit this deadly disease, however, it is also transmitted in other ways. It should also be noted HepC lives in dried blood for a period of time…HIV does not.

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