New CDC Recommendations on Hepatitis C for Baby Boomers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new recommendations calling for all Americans born from 1945 through 1965, or "baby boomers," to get a one-time blood test for the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
According to the CDC, more than 75% of adults with Hepatitis C are baby boomers, and most don't even know they are affected.
Linking individuals to appropriate care and treatment would prevent the costly consequences of liver cancer and other chronic liver diseases caused by Hepatitis C and ultimately save more than 120,000 lives.
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