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9 Myths About Hepatitis C

How much do you know about hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is a type of virus that causes inflammation in the liver. The most common types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. The hepatitis C virus is different from the hepatitis A and B viruses. Like hepatitis B, hepatitis C can start as an acute infection and then develop into a chronic infection. About 3.2 million people in the United States have chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. 

Learn the truth about hepatitis C.

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Medical References

  1. Hepatitis C FAQs for Health Professionals. Centers for Disease Control.
  2. Hepatitis C: What Baby Boomers Should Get Tested. Centers for Disease Control.
  3. Dispelling HCV Myths. HCV Advocate.
  4. Vaccinations for Adults with Hepatitis C Infection. Immunization Action Coalition.
  5. Hepatitis C vaccine shows promise in early clinical trial. Medical News Today. Nov. 6, 2014.

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