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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


15–45%
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: https://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs164/en/. Accessed on May 15, 2017. | 2. Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/cfaq.htm#overview. Accessed on May 23, 2017.



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