CDC to Baby Boomers: Get Tested for Hepatitis C
May 21, 2012
CDC on Friday announced a proposal to recommend that all people born between 1945 to 1965 get tested for hepatitis C virus. Baby boomers comprise more than 2 million of the estimated 3.2 million Americans thought to have HCV, but many do not know they are infected. CDC officials hope testing all baby boomers will help 800,000 get treated and prevent more than 120,000 deaths.
05.18.2012; Mike Stobbe
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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