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Who gets hepatitis C?

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Most people catch the hep C virus when blood from someone who has it gets into their body. This can happen if you share needles to use drugs, or get stuck by one because you work in a hospital or doctor's office. People born to a mother have a 6% risk that they will get it, too.

From: Chronic Hepatitis C: The Basics WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FDA. News releases. "FDA approves Mavyret for Hepatitis C." 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Chronic Hepatitis C: Current Disease Management," "What I need to know about Hepatitis C."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Basics."

CDC: "Hepatitis C Information for the Public."

MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine: "U.S. hepatitis C cases down sharply since 1980s."

Paul Gaglio, MD, medical director of liver transplantation, division of hepatology at Montefiore Medical Center.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Management Chart."

UptoDate: "Patient Information: "Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

News release, FDA.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 10, 2017

SOURCES:

FDA. News releases. "FDA approves Mavyret for Hepatitis C." 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Chronic Hepatitis C: Current Disease Management," "What I need to know about Hepatitis C."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Basics."

CDC: "Hepatitis C Information for the Public."

MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine: "U.S. hepatitis C cases down sharply since 1980s."

Paul Gaglio, MD, medical director of liver transplantation, division of hepatology at Montefiore Medical Center.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Management Chart."

UptoDate: "Patient Information: "Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

News release, FDA.

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 10, 2017

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