By: Cassie Jenkins
Description of the disease?
How the disease is transmitted?
Hepatitis C is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Today, most people become infected with the Hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs.
Relative frequency of the disease
The natural course of hepatitis C disease varies from one person to another.
Scarring of the liver tissue (cirrhosis). After 20 to 30 years of hepatitis C infection, cirrhosis may occur.
Liver cancer. A small number of people with hepatitis C infection may develop liver cancer.
Contact with blood
Ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (Harvoni)
Ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir plus dasabuvir (Viekira Pak)