Hepatitis C. . .
NOT JUST A LIVER DISEASE: “Hepatitis” means an inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C affects many other parts of the body as well as the liver.
A SILENT KILLER: There are many kinds of hepatitis virus including hepatitis A, B, C, D, and so on. Hepatitis C is only one kind, but it kills the most people, worldwide. Many people don’t know they have it until after terrible damage has been done.
COMES FROM: Hepatitis can be caused by alcohol, poisons, or viruses which can be spread through many ways. Hepatitis C is caused by a VIRUS (HCV) which is spread by BLOOD-TO-BLOOD contact.
PREVENTION/CURE? There is NO VACCINE and NO 100% CURE yet, though very promising treatments are available and more are in the ‘pipeline’. There are ways to protect yourself and others from spreading hepatitis C.
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