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    The Hepatitis C Virus

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    disease. Heart disease, Meningitis, and crippling neurological disorders to name a few. The liver is no exception. Hepatitis is the name for inflammation of the liver, and Hep. C is a category of the many forms of liver inflammation. It is a contagious virus existing as an illness that attacks the liver in different ranges of severity throughout one's lifetime (CDC, 2016). The Hepatitis C Virus attacks the liver, is transmitted through contaminated blood, can be prevented through avoid skin…

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    Hepatitis C Virus

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    Hepatitis C Virus is a genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE causing parenterally-transmitted HEPATITIS C which is related with transfusions and drug abuse. Hepatitis C infection is the type species. It is an irresistible malady caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that fundamentally affects the liver. At the main stages, specific symptoms haven’t been seen and some common symptoms including a fever, dark urine, abdominal pain, and yellow tinged skin occurs. In the progression of the disease, liver disease and…

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    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an RNA positive virus. HCV causes both acute and chronic hepatitis C, which can lead to liver disease. HCV infects 130 to 150 million people worldwide. HCV is spread by blood transfusions [1]. Unfortunately, no vaccine for HCV is available because of the fact that the HCV life cycle has not been reproduced in cell culture, which resulted in slowing research progress of this human virus [2]. On the other hand, 15-20% of chronic hepatitis C patients achieve a sustained…

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    Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is an inflammatory disorder of the liver, which was described for the first time in the 1950s by Jan G. Waldenström (Mieli-Vergani & Vergani, 2009). The exact cause of AIH is unknown (Czaja & Freese, 2002) and because of ambiguity in diagnosing the disease the exact incidence of AIH is difficult to quantify, but reported incidences range from one in 200,000 in the general population in the United States to twenty in 100,000 females in Spain (Mieli-Vergani & Vergani,…

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    Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease (infection) caused by the Hepatitis C virus. This disease is spread from person to person through blood contact and bodily fluids. You cannot transmit it or catch it by shaking hands or hugging. A mother who has Hepatitis C can pass it to her baby during birth both by caesarean or vaginal delivery, although there is only a 5-10% chance. There is no research showing that breastfeeding is a current risk of passing the virus from mother to child. Hepatitis…

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    Hepatitis B Hepatitis B is a disease that causes Liver infection. It is estimated that over 240 million people in the world have the STD Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is a big cause of death. Approximately 780,000 people die each year as a result of the Hepatitis B infection. 650,000 from liver cancer and cirrhosis due to their infection the other 130,000 die from acute Hepatitis B infection. There are two types of Hepatitis B. The two types of the STD are acute and chronic. Acute hepatitis B lasts…

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    Autoimmune hepatitis is a chronic inflammatory, multisystem disease in which the body attacks its own liver cells. There are two known forms of this chronic, long-lasting disease. Type 1, being the most common making up eighty percent of autoimmune hepatitis cases, affects mostly young women and often goes hand in hand with other autoimmune diseases. Forty percent of Type 1 AIH cases are diagnosed before the age of 18.Type 2 is less common affecting women ages 2 to 14. It is shown in many…

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    “by funding research, promote disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives, and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community, and the general public” (Hepatitis B Foundation, 2015,…

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    Hepatitis C is a disease that causes inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus. It is an infectious disease that’s virus can result in both acute and chronic hepatitis infection, and range in severity from mild illness lasting only a few weeks to a serious lifelong illness. (WHO http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs164/en/) The CDC FAQs for the Public database states that some infected people present mild to severe symptoms soon after being infected including fever,…

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    Hepatitis C (HCV)

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    During the last decade the HIV disease was the number one growing problem for many Americans. As of 2016, Hepatitis C (HCV) receives the attention as the new infectious disease in the United States and countries around the world. Hepatitis C has become a persistent developing virus that can cause serious liver infection if not treated. The Virus was identified in 1989, as non-A non-B hepatitis. It is refer to as the “Silent Epidemic”. For years HCV blood borne disease has infected individuals…

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