You could have contracted Hepatitis C from your ex-husband. The risk of getting the virus by unprotected sex with an infected person is a less common cause of transmission. Most people who were recently infected with hepatitis C do not have symptoms. About 1 out of 20 babies born to mothers infected with Hepatitis C will contract the virus. Your children need to be tested. Hepatitis C is treatable. There is no reason why you would need to quit your job at the hospital.