Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. Hepatitis C is usually spread when blood from an infected person enters the body of someone who is not infected. Before 1992, when widespread screening of the blood supply began in the United States, Hepatitis C was also commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants.Additional Resources
- Special groups at much higher risk for hepatitis C
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Testing and Treatment
The following Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are in collaboration with the Mississippi State Department of Health for hepatitis C testing and treatment through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Coastal Family Health Center
1046 Division Street
Biloxi, MS. 39530
- HEP VU
An interactive online resource that visualizes data on the U.S. hepatitis C epidemic to increase awareness of viral hepatitis and inform public health decision-making.
- MS Project ECHO is a guided practice model where the primary care provider retains responsibility for managing the patient. For further questions or to express interest in discussing the potential to participate in UMMC's TeleECHO program, please contact: Svenja Albrecht, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact your local health office, or call our Health Info Hotline at 1-866-HLTHY4U (1-866-458-4948)