Around 4.1 million people in America are infected with the hepatitis C virus. Of these:
- 85% will not clear the virus naturally and will stay infected for life.
- 60-70% will develop chronic liver disease
- 10-20% will develop cirrhosis
- 1-5% will develop liver cancer
In 2007 there were 15,106 deaths caused by HCV, according to the CDC.
Chronic Hepatitis C is the most common reason for liver transplant in America .
Functional Medicine for Hepatitis C Statistics