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Hepatitis C is a disease caused by the hepatitis C virus that infects the liver. In time, it can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure. 

It is spread by contact with an infected person's blood. There are two phases of hepatitis C: acute hepatitis C and chronic hepatitis C. Most people develop chronic hepatitis C but still don't have symptoms. This makes it common for people to have hepatitis C for 15 years or longer before it is diagnosed.

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