What is Hepatitis C?
“Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person.
An estimated 2.7-3.9 million people in the United States have chronic hepatitis C.