Can Hepatitis C Be Transmitted?

Q:
Can hepatitis C be transmitted?

A:
Hepatitis C is a serious viral infection. It will cause liver inflammation or even serious liver damage. Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus. It only transmits by contacting with infected blood. Here are the possible ways of transmitting hepatitis C:

  • Injecting drugs using an infected needle.
  • Using or reusing medical equipment, such as syringes and needles, that have not been properly sterilized.
  • Receiving a blood transfusion from blood or blood products that were not adequately screened.
  • Having sex with an infected person
  • Passing the virus between mother and baby
  • Using personal care items, such as toothbrush or razor, that were in contact with an infected person’s blood,

Please protect yourself in a proper way to avoid being transmitted.

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