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Where can you get hepatitis C?

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Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can cause inflammation in your liver. You can catch it when the blood of someone who's infected enters your body. This can happen through sharing needles when using illegal drugs. An infected mother can also give the disease to her newborn child during birth.

SOURCES:

CDC.

American Liver Foundation: "Hepatitis C Treatments."

 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 12, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC.

American Liver Foundation: "Hepatitis C Treatments."

 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 12, 2017

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