Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that can be caused by many things, including viruses, alcohol, and drugs. The most common causes of this condition are viruses-viral hepatitis A, B,
Snohomish County has one of the highest rates of viral hepatitis in the State of Washington. The Snohomish County Health Department’s Viral Hepatitis Outreach program helps the community by offering education, testing, and vaccines, providing outreach to the community at:
You may be eligible for free hepatitis C testing if you meet any of these requirements and do not have access to screening through any other means:
There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C, but a blood test can determine whether or not you are infected. Knowing your hepatitis C status can help you to learn:
If you are a baby boomer (born between 1945 and 1965), you are 5 times more likely to be infected with hepatitis C. More than 75% of adults with hepatitis C are baby boomers.