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Hepatitis C Virus
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What is Hepatitis C Virus?
Hepatitis C is a contagious virus that causes inflammation of the liver.

How is it transmitted?
Hepatitis C is transmitted by needle stick injury, blood, blood products, sharing needles,razors, and toothbrushes, sexual contact with Hepatitis C infected person and birth to an infected Hepatitis C mother.

What is the risk of acquiring a Hepatitis C after a needle stick contaminated with Hepatitis C blood?
HCV infection is about 1.8%.

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