The CDC urges all Baby Boomers to get tested for hepatitis C.
Baby boomers are reportedly at a high risk of having hepatitis C, which is why the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) orders them to get tested on their next medical check up. This health report starts making rounds on April 4 to provide awareness and prevention of hepatitis C.
WCVB reported that people who were born between the years of 1946 and 1964, also known as baby boomers are in need to get tested for hepatitis C according to the CDC. It is a must that this is followed because apparently, that era has about 75 percent of people infected with hepatitis C. This is a serious health issue that the government needs the cooperation of the said people who might be infected by this disease.
Dr. Michael P. Curry from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said, “There are between three and five million people in the United Stated who have hepatitis C and only about half of them are aware of it.” People who have a history of blood transfusions, who have used IV for drugs and are sexually active with random people, are more prone to acquiring this disease. They are the usual ones who are often encouraged to get tested, but never really the baby boomers.