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Causes of Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) which can spread by blood transfusion or generally through blood. It is very easily spread among the intravenous drug users who share syringes. There is more than 80% chance of getting Hepatitis C if two people use the same syringe infected with hepatitis C. Also it can spread when healthcare workers are exposed to an HCV infected person's blood. Hepatitis C infected mothers can pass the virus to their babies, but the chances of that are small if the births are monitored by trained physicians. Sexual transmission also appears to be low in spreading Hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C doesn't spread by sneezing, coughing, hugging, sharing eating utensils or drinking glasses, or other casual contact. It is not spread by food or water.

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