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Hepatitis C Causes

Hepatitis C infection is caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is contracted from person to person through blood contaminated with the virus. The risk of infection can be low, intermediate or high.

High risk of contracting HCV:

  • Injecting drug users
  • Recipients of clotting factors made before 1987

Intermediate risk of contracting HCV:

  • Hemodialysis patients
  • Recipients of blood and/or solid organs before 1992
  • People with undiagnosed liver problems
  • Infants born to mothers with hepatitis C

         

Low risk of contracting HCV:

  • Health care/public safety workers
  • People having sex with multiple partners
  • People having sex with a partner with hepatitis C

In many people infected with hepatitis C, no risk factor can be identified.