Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C


Hepatitis C

If you have hepatitis C, you may have:•yellowing of the skin and eyes •loss of appetite •nausea and vomiting •fever •extreme fatigue •stomach pain Excpetion: There can be a person who don't have symptoms and can infect others without knowing it.


Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C infection, However, you can take steps to protect yourself from becoming infected with hepatitis C virus and to prevent passing the virus to others. -Don't share personal care items that might have blood on them-Avoid injected drugs or, for drug users, enter a treatment program -Never share needles, syringes, water, or works and get vaccinated against hepatitis A and hepatitis B if you are a drug user -Don't donate blood, organs, or tissue if you have hepatitis C

1)Maintaining a healthy diet2)Avoiding alcohol3)Avoiding taking any unnecessary medications4)Maintaining a good level of physical fitness5)Having a good social support system

How can Hepatitis C virus spread?1. Blood transfusion2. Dialysis machines3. Mother to child4. Contact with the blood on the job5. Contact with the blood in a docter's office6.Sharing sharp instrument

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-Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a liver disease that ranges in severe from a mild illness continuing a few weeks to a serious, and lifelong illness that attacks the liver -Harvey J.Alter distinguished Hepatitis C in the mid 1970s -Hepatitis C does not usually lead person immediately to death, but can slowly lead to an untimed death

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