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The term "hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver. The most common types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
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Since reporting started in 2005, over 47,000 hepatitis C (HCV) infections have been reported in Oregon. Studies show that an estimated 50% of persons living with HCV have not been diagnosed, suggesting that as many as 95,000 Oregonians could be infected. It is generally accepted that 5 - 25% of those infected will develop cirrhosis 20 to 30 years later, and 1 - 5 % will develop end-stage liver disease or cancer.
Read more: Hepatitis C Infections in Oregon, updated May 2017 (pdf)
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