Hepatitis C: Early Detection Means Better Health

by : News Canada

(NC)-Experts estimate that 240,000 people in Canada are currently infected with hepatitis C, of whom only 30% know they have the virus. The only way to find out for sure if you have hepatitis C is through a blood test. Your doctor can order one for you. By taking this action you'll be doing yourself a favour because hepatitis C can be treated only if it has been detected. Untreated hepatitis C can lead to severe conditions that require long-term, intensive care.

For more information visit Health Canada's Web site at www.healthcanada.ca/hepc.