Viral Disease - Hepatitis C Levi jensen

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a RNA virus that usually targets humans more that animals. The incubation period of Hepatitis C is between 2 weeks to 6 months after initial contact. Any source of blood is capable of carrying the virus through the body.

Symptoms of Hepatitis C

Symptoms of Hepatitis C can usually be: pain in the abdominal area, bleeding, bloating, or nausea, fatigue, fever, and loss of appetite. You can also have a web of swollen blood vessels visible on the skin. An also common symptom is depression or even weight loss.

Treatment of Hepatitis C

Treatment of Hepatitis C includes medication (antiviral drug), surgery (liver transplantation) , and specialists (infectious disease doctor, hepatologist).

Prevention of Hepatitis C

How to prevent Hepititus C includes not sharing personal care items that might have blood on them. Also, not using intravenous drugs. Also, unprotected sex with an infected partner is another way of obtaining the disease.

Interesting Facts

About 3 to 4 million people worldwide are infected by a little bit of Hepatitis C. Another interesting fact is that Egypt has the highest infection rate for a single country in the world.

Survival Rate

In a study of about 1,000, patients showed a cure rate of 99 percent after being treated.

Bible Verse About Disease

Jeremiah 33:6 ESV

Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.

"Methods of Transmission of Hepatitis C." Journal of Viral Hepatitis. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2017.

M.A., Peter Jaret. "HealthDay." Current Health News. N.p., 20 Jan. 2017. Web. 14 Mar. 2017.

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