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Treating hepatitis C 

The latest estimates show that more than 3 million Americans have hepatitis C and three out of four of them are baby boomers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 3 million Americans have hepatitis C and three out of four of them are baby boomers.

The virus is easy to detect with a simple blood test, but Mercy Medical Center Dr. Paul Thuluvath said the problem is that most people don’t have symptoms so they don’t get screened.

Often, by the time symptoms do occur, hepatitis C has developed into cirrhosis or liver cancer.

Getting tested for hepatitis C can save a person’s life.

“The cure is very easy. That is the amazing thing. It’s almost like a miracle, you know. For years, we struggled to treat hepatitis C. Now, with one pill, we can cure 95 of 100 people with hepatitis C,” Dr. Thuluvath said.

Although a majority of people don’t have symptoms, some people can have mild to severe ones, including fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, vomiting and joint pain.

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