Hepatitis C is a viral disease that is caused by the HCV virus and leads to inflammation of the liver. It can also lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) often transferred through blood contact from one person to another.
It is a disease that rarely arouses symptoms and most people are usually unaware that they have hepatitis C, often discovering it through blood donation or routine exams. Some people only discover they have the disease when the disease is in an advanced stage and symptoms start to emerge.
The incubation period (from the moment of infection to the onset of symptoms) lasts from 2 weeks to 6 months, most often 45-60 days.