Hepatitis C

What is Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that affects the liver and triggers inflammation. Usually those who get infected with the virus do not develop any symptoms. Most people also do not realize they have the infection until liver damage begins and it shows up in routine medical screening. Hepatitis C is one among many hepatitis viruses and is known to be the most serious. The virus is spread through direct contact with infected blood.

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