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Hepatitis C

Caused by the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

  • Transmitted through infected blood, sex, and needles.
  • Chronic infections occur in 55 – 85% of infected individuals.
  • HCV is the leading indication for liver transplants in the U.S.
  • There are promising treatments for chronic HCV, but still no cure.
  • There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C.

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