Hepatitis C infection is caused by a virus that attacks the liver. It is transmitted primarily through blood-to-blood contact with an infected person, including through sharing needles or other drug-related equipment and from mother to baby at birth. Hepatitis C can cause both acute and chronic infection, often without symptoms. Chronic infection can lead to serious liver disease or cancer. There is currently no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C, although effective therapy is now available.
PHO Rounds: COVID-19 in Pregnancy in Ontario: Findings from the First Year
The Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN) Ontario began surveillance of COVID-19-infected pregnant individuals in Ontario beginning March 1, 2020 to respond to the urgent public health crisis.