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4        <NAME>HepC</NAME>
5        <TITLE>Hepatitis C disease</TITLE>
6        <TEXT>
7                Hepatitis C disease is a caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) which infects the liver. It is the most
8                common blood borne disease in the United States.  Symptoms of acute infection include nausea, vomiting,
9                diarrhea, loss of appetite, jaundice, fever and fatigue.  However, most people who get infected with
10                HCV are asymptomatic at the time of infection (90% or more) and may not show any signs of disease for
11                several years. Since most people with hepatitis C do not have symptoms, they often do not get tested.
12                It is estimated that about 75% of people infected with hepatitis C are unaware of their infection. 
13                Although some people are able to clear the virus after the initial infection, most (75-85%) will go on
14                to develop chronic hepatitis C infection.  Today, most people become infected with the Hepatitis C virus
15                by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. Before 1992, when widespread screening of the blood
16                supply began in the United States, hepatitis C was also commonly spread through blood transfusions and
17                organ transplants. Approximately 1% to 5% of people with chronic hepatitis C will die from liver failure
18                or liver cancer. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C.
19                For more information, please see [].
20        </TEXT>
21        <TEXT>
22                Nore: The data do not distinguish between past and current infections.
23        </TEXT>
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