Hepatitis C: Be aware and prevent liver cancer.

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Hepatitis C: Be aware and prevent liver cancer.

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a virus that causes symptoms of hepatitis (Hepatitis). If the patient is infected, they may not show any symptoms or have only mild symptoms. Until chronic damage occurs. That leads to cirrhosis and liver cancer. (Hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC) can cause liver failure.

In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated the number of people infected with this virus reached 58 million worldwide. ทางเข้า ufabet of which only 13 percent received treatment. For surveys in Thailand in 2014 and 2015, the number of infected people was found to be 0.39 and 0.7 percent of the population, respectively.

Who risks touching it? Hepatitis C?

  • Drug users using injection methods
  • People who receive blood had organ transplant before 1992
  • Children born to mothers infecte
  • People who have used equipment that has the potential to come into contact with blood and/or secretions with patients infected with infection
  • People infected with HIV or infected with hepatitis B virus
  • Patients with cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis of unknown cause.

Know how to prevent it.

  • Get screen if you in a high-risk group.
  • Use condoms every time you have sex.
  • Do not use syringes, tattoo needles, or pierce your body with shared needles.
  • Avoid sharing personal equipment razors and nail clippers.
  • In people with hepatitis infection You should refrain from drinking alcohol. for effective treatment

Although hepatitis C has develop treatment methods until. It can cure, Including the development of new antiviral drugs or drugs in the interferon group. But it’s best to prevent infection.