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Hepatitis C

Electron micrograph of HCV: Colourised

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The most common causes of hepatitis are viral infections. Hepatitis C is one such virus that can cause long-lasting infection and is transmitted when blood from an infected person gets into the bloodstream of another.

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July 2013: Hepatitis C in the UK 2013 report