WHAT IS HEPATITIS C?
Hepatitis C is a liver disease that is
caused by the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). The virus enters the
liver cells, uses the cell's inner genetic machinery to make
copies of itself, which then infect more cells. There is no
cure. There is a medical treatment that works 50 percent of
the time (genotype/race specific.
HOW IS HEPATITIS C TRANSMITTED?
Hepatitis C is spread from one person
to another by direct exposure to infected blood or blood
products. From the blood of the infected to the bodily fluid
of another. Examples: Eye, cut, open sore, damaged vein,
(inside nose, vagina, anus etc) ...any means to a blood
This is the only way Hepatitis C is
known to be transmitted. To repeat: Direct exposure to
infected blood to the blood or bodily fluid of the
WHO HAS HEPATITIS C?
HCV infection statistics have not been updated for a minimum of nine years. The world wide infection numbers stay officially at an unchanged 170 million. This is reported by The World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute of Health (NIH) among other organizations that pull their statistics from these empowered sources. Over this time Debbullan has embraced the accepted standard of 200 million. Parroting WHO we can say "the actual number is widely considered to be under reported due to under reported Countries as well as a lack of standardized reporting methods world wide."
Infection statistics in the United States of America are also nine years old and repeated to be three million by the CDC and the Health Department in Washington DC. We report an accepted standard of five million due to the fact the three million figure does not take into consideration the homeless or the incarcerated. Five million is the old estimate universally accepted when adding these contingencies to the official infection statistics.
Infection information gathering must become standardized.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF HEPATITIS C?
The quality of life for the Hepatitis C infected can be unaffected before the first sign of liver disease bring symptoms. Symptoms can take up to 20 years to emerge. The Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Ga. reports that for 80 percent of victims there are no signs or symptoms prior to liver damage. Left undetected Hep C can cause
Cirrhosis of the liver
Cancer of the Liver (Hep C was the
first virus in history to be added to the list of human
The liver a wide range of functions, including detoxification, protein synthesis, glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and production of biochemicals necessary for digestion. Without the liver functioning properly other body functions are placed in jeopardy. Hepatitis C is now found to be linked as responsible for more the following health maladies, Heart Disease, Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, Fibromyalgia
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
In 2003 Hepatitis C Central predicted for the
United States that in the next 10 to 20 years there will be
- 60 percent increase in the
incidents of cirrhosis of the Liver.
- 68 percent increase in liver
- 223 percent increase liver death
- 279 percent increase in liver
- 528 percent increase in the need
for liver transplants.
With rising knowledge in the medical profession health effects of hepatitis C are broadening. Health insurance rates began their climb in 2008. We can say that the prediction has already begun however there are no statistical updates to confirm the fact. Why?
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Send us an email with how you would like to help. If you do not know, we can help you find direction. Do not hesitate. Email now Debbullan Inc.
- Make a difference Be aware: Hep C
is not delegated to only one lifestyle. Hep C does
affect us all. Over 5 million people in the US are
victims of this disease. Most fight it silently due to
misunderstood public perception.
- Join or Support a trusted
organization already fighting the fight. Be Careful! Be
sure the organization is acting responsibly. Ask
questions. Do not accept vague answers. 501(c)(3) organizations like Debbullan Inc. have gone through rigorous scrutiny in order to become approved for tax deductible donations by the mass public. 501(c)(3) organizations are more reliable. However, confirm your charity is registered. Anyone can state a registered status. Debbullan Inc.
is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Corporation
- Stop the silence surrounding this
disease. Openly talk of Hep C. Add your voice to so many people trying very hard to make a difference by raising public awareness.
- GET TESTED and PICK UP YOUR RESULTS:
Of victims in the United States, over HALF have tested positive but have not retrieved their results. These truly silent victims are not only living with the disease but are possibly passing it on. Ten percent of victims of Hep C have absolutely no idea how or where they contracted the Hepatitis C Virus. If you are tired ALL OF THE TIME, or have lost interest in being social when you once were then get tested for Hepatitis C. Use this link to view our list of High Risk professions and activities including injection of Botox.