The Department of Veterans Affairs urges veterans to be tested for hepatitis C.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Wilmington Medical Center has sent a letter to enrolled veterans urging them to be tested for hepatitis C.
The letter was sent to veterans who are enrolled at the main hospital in Wilmington and each of its five outpatient clinics in Dover, and Georgetown in Delaware, and Vineland, Northfield and Cape May in New Jersey,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all people between 1945 and 1965 be tested for hepatitis C virus, and the VA is offering testing for all enrolled veterans as a preventive part of their health care.
While early hepatitis C infection may not cause symptoms, over many years it may cause liver disease, including cirrhosis, liver failure or even liver cancer, according to a VA press release.
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