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Hepatitis C virus infection (HCV)

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Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is spread primarily by exposure to human blood from an infected person. It can also be spread sexually or from an infected mother to her infant. Today, most people become infected with HCV by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. Before 1992, when widespread screening of the blood supply began in the United States, HCV was also commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants.

General information 
Hepatitis C fact sheet - Hmong - Spanish
Hepatitis C - Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  
Frequently asked questions for the public (CDC)
Statistics and reports

Information for health professionals

This is a Wisconsin disease surveillance category II disease: 
Report to the patient's local public health department electronically, through the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS), by mail or fax using an Acute and Communicable Disease case report F-44151 or by other means within 72 hours upon recognition of a case.
Information on communicable disease reporting

Additional resources
Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C information and referral center 
Information resources for persons with HCV infection


Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Sheila Guilfoyle  
Wisconsin Division of Public Health 
Bureau of Communicable Diseases
(Phone 608-266-5819)  (Fax 608-266-1288)  

Wisconsin Hepatitis C Program Home   |  Populations at Risk  
Resources for Persons with Hepatitis C  |  Resources for Health Professionals   |  Statistics and Reports 

Last Revised: October 13, 2014