U.S Names its No.1 Infectious Disease

Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It results from infection with an infected person. Hepatitis C can be either "chronic or acute"





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This disease is known to have taken more lives that other 60 infectious disease in the United States. That is, including HIV and tuberculosis combined.

According to CDC the virus now infects an estimated number of 3.5 million Americans and in 2014 alone, 19,659 people were reported to have died from the disease, making that the highest number of people in the country to die from the chronic liver disease.

The liver damaging viral disease still infects about 30,000 Americans a year and the primary cause of this continuous spread is injecting drug use.


One of the reasons for the high number of deaths is due to ignorance despite the fact that a number of new drugs can cure hepatitis C infections in a matter of 12 weeks.

The symptoms of this diseases includes:

Feeling tired all the time

Loss of appetite

feeling and being sick
Abdominal (tummy) pain

Flu-like symptoms, such as muscle aches and a high temperature (fever)

The only way to know for sure that these symptoms are signs of the disease or not is to get tested.

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