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INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE HEPATITIS C DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is hepatitis C during pregnancy?

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of a handful of viruses that causes inflammation of the liver, which can lead to severe liver damage. Similar to hepatitis B virus (HBV), HCV is often transmitted through blood and sharing of needles and is much more dangerous than hepatitis A virus, but in contrast with HBV, there is no vaccine available to prevent transmission of HCV infection. Also, in pregnancy, a mother can pass the virus to the baby (vertical transmission).


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