• Hepatitis C, also known as hep C, is more serious than most people think. However, there is good news: for many patients, hep C is curable.

  • You can have hepatitis C for decades without showing any symptoms.

  • Hepatitis C is a silent disease with serious consequences.

  • Hepatitis C is a serious, but preventable, disease.

  • Hepatitis C affects many Canadians. If you think you may have hepatitis C, you're not alone.

  • Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. It may be caused by viruses, drugs, alcohol, and some hereditary and immune problems. Blood products are safer than ever Due to major advances in vaccination and the development of highly accurate screening of blood products, it is now very rare for people in North America to become infected with hepatitis B virus from blood products following transfusion.

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