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What you should know about Hepatitis C – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Hepatitis C is a contagious viral infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. It primarily affects the liver and can lead to severe damage if left untreated. In this condition, there are no visible symptoms until there is a considerable damage to the liver.

Causes of Hepatitis C

HCV (hepatitis C virus) spreads only through contaminated blood or body fluid of an infected person. It can spread through:

  • Sharing needles and drugs
  • Unintentionally poked by infected needles
  • Birth – a mother can pass it to a child
  • Unprotected sex