Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver which is caused by the hepatitis C virus. About 3.9 million people in the U.S. have the disease. But it causes few symptoms, so most of them don’t know. Also, you need to know that there are many forms of the hepatitis C virus and the most common one in the U.S. is type 1.
You can get this infection from an infected person by sharing needles and drugs, having sex or being stuck by infected needles. Hepatitis C isn’t spread through water, food or by casual contact. If you’re already living with this condition, you must know early on what serious health complications you are exposed to.