Mississippi State Department of Health

Hepatitis C


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

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).

Other Resources

For more information contact your local health office, or call our Health Info Hotline at 1-866-HLTHY4U (1-866-458-4948)

Links referenced on this page
Special groups at much higher risk for hepatitis C    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,13805,250,html ok
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)    https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/
salbrecht@umc.edu    mailto:salbrecht@umc.edu
local health office,    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html ok

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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