What is Hepatitis C?



Hepatitis C is one of the most prevalent Hepatitis infections today. It is caused by the Hepatitis C virus. It can cause harm and damage to the liver.

 
 

How is Hepatitis C different from the other Hepatitis diseases?



All Hepatitis diseases affect the liver, but they differ in the types of virus the cause them. They also have varying modes of transmission and can bring about different kinds of complications to the liver.



How many people suffer from Hepatitis C today?



In the United States, around four million people are reported to be suffering from Hepatitis C. About 20,000 of those have the acute Hepatitis C infection and the rest have the chronic Hepatitis C variety.



How is Hepatitis c transmitted?



There are three common ways of transmission:

 

  • Sharing of used syringes, needles, and other paraphernalia contaminated with the virus
  • From a pregnant mother with Hepatitis C to her baby
  • Exposure to blood that is Hepatitis C positive


Can Hepatitis B detected and treated?



Yes, it can. People have to undergo a Hepatitis C test to detect the virus. If tested positive, they are advised to consult a doctor to determine the appropriate treatment solution.