Glenn Medical Center Offers Hepatitis C Treatment

Hospital teams up with U.C. David Medical Center in response to major infectious disease.

Posted: Sep 20, 2018 7:27 PM
Updated: Sep 21, 2018 6:44 PM

Glenn Medical Center is partnering with UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento to respond to Hepatitis C, an infectious disease that affects one in 30 baby boomers.

Glenn Medical Center's Chief Operations Officer, Dr. Amy Micheli, DNP, says the blood borne disease affects 3% of the world population. She said it can be insidious and deadly because most victims don’t know they are infected.

That's why it's so important to be tested, because Hep C "sleeps' in the body with no obvious symptoms while it is damaging the liver. Roughly 80% of those infected will develop chronic liver inflammation, cirrhosis or liver cancer. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that all adults born from 1945 through 1965 should be tested once for Hepatitis C.

The virus is transmitted by exposure to an infected person’s blood by sharing needles or contaminated instruments such a tattoo gun or from medical procedures such as blood transfusion.

While there is no vaccine to prevent Hepatitis C, the disease is curable. It  can be treated  by a pill taken daily for 8-12 weeks.

Glenn Medical Center’s collaboration with U. C. Davis Medical Center places patients and local providers together with Hepatitis C specialists at UCD using GMC’s newly installed teleconferencing capabilities. 

For more information or to make an appointment call Patient Care Coordinator Klacey Worthington at (530) 934-1989.

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