Hepatitis C virus can only be transmitted through blood transfer. But exposure to tiny amounts of blood is enough to cause infection.
There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C infection. Here are some steps you can take to prevent becoming infected with hepatitis C.
Never share needles. Intravenous drug users are at greatest risk of becoming infected with hepatitis C because many share needles. In addition to needles, the virus may be present in other equipment used with illicit drugs...
In rare cases,
acute hepatitis B progresses rapidly to liver failure, a
deadly condition called
fulminant hepatitis. For people who develop this condition, a liver
transplant is the only treatment choice.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 29, 2012
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