Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. Acute hepatitis C occurs within the first 6 months that someone is exposed to the virus. Hepatitis C can be a short-term illness, but acute infections often lead to chronic infections. Hepatitis C can become a chronic, lifelong infection if it is not treated. Chronic hepatitis C can cause serious health problems such as liver damage, scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), liver cancer, and even death. Additionally, mother to child transmission (perinatal) of hepatitis C can occur when a a pregnant women becomes infected during pregnancy.
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Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)