Hepatitis C Virus

(hep-uh-tie-tis C vi-rus)
Hepatitis C Virus
About This nanobug

Nickname: Hep C or HCV


Signs & Symptoms: Fatigue, headache, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark-colored urine


Spread: Unsafe use of needles by IV drug users, tattoo needles and blood transfusions


Who is at risk: Health professionals who handle needles and sharps contaminated with infected blood, IV drug users, persons receiving tattoos, or blood transfusions


Prevention: Never use illegal drugs; careful handling of needles and sharps in healthcare settings


“I will make you shiver when I get into your liver”