Effect of Hepatitis C

By Lawal Oluwadamilola .A.

A doctor at Federal Polytechnic Bida Medical Centre, Dr. Alhaji Yabagi Gimba has urged the students to be more conscious of hepatitis.

He made this urge during an interview with Wellbeing at his office recently.

Dr. Gimba explained that hepatitis C infection is caused by the hepatitis C virus ( HCV), the infection spreads when blood contaminated with the virus enters the blood stream of an uninfected person.

Dr. Yabagi said that Hepatitis C infection that continues over many years can cause significant complications such as: scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), liver cancer, liver failure which may cause the liver to stop functioning.

He adviced everyone to protect themselves from hepatitis C infection by taking the following precautions such as to stop using illicit drugs, particularly if you inject them, to be cautious about body piercing and tattooing, to practice safer sex.

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