CDC recommends baby boomers get tested for Hepatitis C 

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CDC recommends baby boomers get tested for Hepatitis C 

Baby Boomers are  five times likely to have Hepatitis C than other adults.

Baby Boomers are people born between 1945 and 1965.

Hepatitis C is a viral illness that affects the liver.

According to the CDC, baby boomers are five times likely to have Hepatitis C than other adults.

It is not completely clear why baby boomers are at such high risk for this illness.

The Southwest Georgia department of health encourages baby boomers to get tested.

Remy Hutchins with the Department of Public Health states,”Almost 75% of the cases of hepatitis C are within this population. So that’s why the CDC recommends that baby boomers get tested at least once in their lifetime. And if they do test positive for Hep C, there is treatment that’s available.”

The illness is predominantly spread through contact with blood.

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