Hepatitis C is a disease that causes inflammation and infection in the liver. Symptoms of chronic cases may not be obvious at first, whereas acute hepatitis C sets in quickly after exposure to the virus.
WebMD explains how hepatitis C is passed and what to do to protect loved ones
from contracting the disease.
Hepatitis C (HCV) is spread through contact with an infected person's blood --
which may be present because of genital sores or cuts or menstruation.HCV has
? Hepatitis C is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the
Hepatitis C virus enters the body of ...
While some sources suggest otherwise, kissing isn't high-risk for hepatitis C
Casual contact is not a high risk way to spread hepatitis C
because you don't come into direct contact with infected blood. Being close by while someone is coughing and sneezing may give yo... More »
Hepatitis C is not contagious like the common cold. It is transmitted through the
blood of an infected person to a healthy person.
Hepatitis C is believed to be transmitted only by blood. However, unlike many
other blood borne viruses (like HIV) virtually any source of blood or blood
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Apr 11, 2014 ... Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease. Though rare, it's possible to contract
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Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by exposure to blood containing the hepatitis
C virus. Transmission rarely occurs from exposure to other infected body fluids, ...