Introduction to Hep C
Over 280,000 Australians are estimated to have been exposed to hepatitis C. Of these over 18,000 are South Australians. An estimated 10,000 Australians are infected each year. About 217,000 of those who are infected are living with chronic hepatitis C. In 2005, the Australian Federal Government has published its third National Hepatitis C Strategy and the South Australian government last year launched its Hepatitis C Action Plan.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver by the blood-borne Hepatitis C Virus. It results in liver inflammation and over time, can lead to chronic liver disease.
The hepatitis C virus is transmitted only from blood to bloodstream. Infection occurs when blood with hepatitis C virus gets into the bloodstream of another person.
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