Hepatitis-C is a worldwide virus that infects people if they come into contact with the blood of an infected person. The potent virus damages the liver by causing liver cirrhosis, usually after several years of infection, which can lead to liver cancer in cases of chronic Hepatitis-C. Even though there are many successful anti-viral treatments they can be very expensive especially in the areas that it is prevalent in: North Africa, the Middle East and Central and East Asia.
Symptoms of Hepatitis-C
§ Flu-like symptoms such as muscle aches and loss of appetite
§ Feeling tired all the time
§ Shared needles for vaccinations or medical treatment
§ Shared needles during illegal drug injection
§ Needle- stick injury via contaminated needles, in nurses and doctors who deal with Hepatitis-C carrying patients