Hepatitis C is a deadly but treatable disease; that's why the
Tennessee Department of Health is sharing a reminder about the
importance of getting tested. May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, a
perfect time to know your status and seek treatment if needed.
are three types of viral hepatitis: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and
Hepatitis C; each are transmitted uniquely and cause separate
illnesses," said Carolyn Wester, MD, MPH, TDH Medical Director,
HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis. "Vaccines are available to prevent against
Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B infection. There is currently no vaccine to
prevent against Hepatitis C so it's very important to find out if you're
Test can be conducted if you feel like you may have Hepatitis.
Locally, you should contact the Rutherford County Health Department. The
main office is in Murfreesboro at 100 West Burton Street. The phone
number is (615) 898-7880.
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