What You Should Know About Hepatitis C
Written by Dr. Jim Shames, Jackson County Medical Director
Almost 100,000 Oregonians are estimated to be carrying Hepatitis C, a chronic liver disease, and half don’t even know they have it. In time, this disease can lead to cirrhosis and death. The good news is that we have a cure for the majority of those carrying Hepatitis C. If you received a blood transfusion before 1992, have ever injected drugs, had exposure to blood products, or were born between the years 1945-1965 (Baby Boomer), get tested.