Hepatitis C virus is a virus that infects the liver and can lead to inflammation and scarring of the liver.
The World Health Organization estimates from 130 to150 million people worldwide live with chronic Hepatitis C infection. In the U.S., there are about 3 to 4 million individuals with CHC infection.
TINSAY WORETA, M.D., is a gastroenterologist with Texas Tech Physicians-Internal Medicine and an assistant professor at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.
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