from one person to the other (even in very small amounts) should be avoided - sharing toothbrushes, shaving gear, pierced earrings, drug sniffing apparatus, scissors, nail clippers, etc. Do not use unsteralized needles (tattooing, body piercing) and be sure good health practices (washing hands, using disposable gloves) are followed by person doing it.In drug use, do not share needles, syringes, water, or "works", etc.Before 1988, this type of hepatitis was called non-A, non-B hepatitis, meaning that it was not caused by the viruses that produce hepatitis A or hepatitis B.Currently, hepatitis C is responsible for an estimated 8,000-10,000 deaths annually from chronic liver disease.
The CDC states that "Interferon can be taken alone or in combination with ribavirin.
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The decision as to which group to contact is up to the user.
Certain identified portions of the population are at greater risk, but about 10% are infected from unidentified sources.
According to the CDC, those at greatest risk and should be tested are injecting drug users and recipients of clotting factors made before 1987.
Healthcare/public safety workers who follow safe practice are also at low risk.