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Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes damage to the liver. It is a contagious disease that can present as a mild illness that lasts for several weeks, or as a serious, lifelong illness that can cause scarring of the liver, liver failure, liver cancer or death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 15,000 people die every year from complications of Hepatitis C liver disease. There is currently no vaccine available for the Hepatitis C virus, furthering the importance of screenings and early detection.
October 28th, 2013 (5 PM - 7 PM)