Updated: CDC Expanded Hepatitis C Testing Recommendations

By Newsroom America Feeds at 16 Aug 2012

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CDC now recommends that all U.S. baby boomers get a one-time test for the hepatitis C virus. Data show that 1 in 30 baby boomers has been infected with hepatitis C and this population is five times more likely than other adult Americans to be infected with the virus. In addition, more than 15,000 Americans, most of them baby boomers, die of hepatitis C-related illness each year.* *CDC has put together a digital press kit full of helpful resources for your readers, viewers, and listeners. This kit includes key messages, charts, related links, and quotes from CDC hepatitis C experts. >Learn more http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2012/dpk0830-hepC.html http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2012/dpk0830-hepC.html

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