Caused by the Hepatitis C virus, Hepatitis C is one of the most common hepatitis diseases for many years now. It can bring so many serious harms and damage to anyone who contracts, so it is important that people learn how to effectively avoid it and protect themselves.

Transmission of Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is transmitted and spread in different ways, such as:

  • - By having unprotected sex with an infected person
  • - By sharing personal items, such as razors and toothbrushes, with an infected individual
  • - By receiving Hepatitis C contaminated blood or organ
  • - By sharing drug paraphernalia with people who have the virus
  • - By being exposed to open lesions, wounds, and cuts off a Hepatitis C-infected individual

Prevention

Now that you know how Hepatitis C is spread, you should practice the following precautionary measures to avoid the infection:

  • - Use condoms all the time
  • - Do not share personal items and drug paraphernalia
  • - Do not accept blood or organ from uncredited facilities
  • - Wear the appropriate protective gear if working in the medical field
  • - Get Hepatitis C tested on a regular basis to be able to detect the infection as soon as possible