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Viral Hepatitis

Infectious Diseases

Jan 01, 2021 | Microbiology

Dr Irma Ferreira

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause a short-term (acute) infection which may become a long term (chronic) infection. HCV is transmitted mainly through contact with contaminated blood. Sexual transmission of HCV is possible, but it is rare. Hepatitis C can also be transmitted from mother to baby.

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