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Acute Hepatitis C

A short-term infection for the first 6 months after exposure to virus2

80% patients
Do not show symptoms or experience mild symptoms such as fever, fatigue, nausea and vomiting1

Acute infected patients spontaneously clear the virus within 6 months of infection without any treatment.1

Chronic Hepatitis C

Chronic infection can cause
serious liver cirrhosis and liver cancer1

The infection lasts for longer than
6 months2
Acute viral infection may lead to chronic infection in 55–85% of people1

There are 6 genotypes of hepatitis C and they respond differently to treatment.1

References: 1. Hepatitis C. Available from: Accessed on May 15, 2017. | 2. Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public. Available from: Accessed on May 23, 2017.


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