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Hepatitis C

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Your liver is the largest organ inside your body.  It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. One type, hepatitis C, is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It usually spreads through contact with infected blood. Hepatitis C can also spread through sex with person who has it and from mother to baby during childbirth.
Most people who are infected with hepatitis C don't have any symptoms for years. If you do get symptoms, you may feel as if you have the flu.  You may also have jaundice, a yellowing of skin and eyes, dark-colored urine, and pale bowel movements. Without treatment, hepatitis C may lead to cirrhosis (scarring and damage in the liver), liver failure, and liver cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C can prevent these complications. A blood test can tell if you have it.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
The treatment for hepatitis C is antiviral medicines.They can cure the disease in most cases.There is no vaccine for hepatitis C.