It is very important to get screened for hepatitis C infection.
Are you a baby-boomer? If you were born between 1945-65, your healthcare provider will be talking to you about something that may surprised you – Hepatitis C.
Why? We often reminisce about the “good old days” when people helped each other without reservation. During this same time, however, there were no standard precautions for infection prevention and blood used for transfusions wasn’t tested regularly until 1992.
First responders, good Samaritans, healthcare workers and those who worked around them cleaning, repairing or providing support may have been exposed to things they didn’t know existed. Patients receiving life-saving blood may have been exposed, too.
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