Gastrointestinal Society releases hepatitis C video
The Vancouver-based Gastrointestinal Society has released an online video intended to raise awareness of hepatitis C. The video encourages viewers to get tested for the disease, because many of those infected display no symptoms and continue to spread the virus. Hepatitis C attacks the liver, eventually leading to cirrhosis or liver cancer. The six-minute animated video focuses on risk factors for the disease and includes information on diagnosis, testing, treatment, management and symptoms. It has been posted in English at <http://www.badgut.org> and in French at <http://www.mauxdeventre.org>.
"It's very important that individuals with risk factors get tested for the hepatitis C virus," said James Gray, chair of the Gastrointestinal Society. "Ideally, we can put an end to the spread of hepatitis C by diagnosing, treating and curing those who have the disease."