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Is hepatitis c contagious

By Anonymous August 24, 2017 - 12:43pm
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Hep C is indeed contagious. People get it from transmission of body fluids (blood) from another person.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) states "hepatitis C is a virus which causes inflammation of the liver." Hepatitis C can cause liver damage, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C. A blood test can diagnose it. It is also crucial that those infected with hepatitis C do not drink alcohol. Alcohol accelerates liver damage.

Hepatitis C is contagious. Acute and chronic hepatitis C are both forms of the hepatitis C virus. The first six months of hepatitis C is known as acute hepatitis C. Hepatitis C becomes chronic hepatitis C if the body can not rid itself of the virus. Hepatitis C becomes a chronic infection in 75-85 percent of people who are infected with the virus.

Hepatitis C may progress at a turtle pace. And, in some individuals, it may take between 10-40 years before any type of liver ailments occurs. Also, one in ten may have no symptoms of hepatitis C.
There is now a cure for Hep C.

August 24, 2017 - 1:23pm
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