All U.S. baby boomers should get a one-time test for the hepatitis C virus,according to final recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in 30 baby boomers has been infected with hepatitis C and most don’t know it. Hepatitis C causes serious liver diseases,including liver cancer.
More than 15,000 Americans,most of them baby boomers,die each year from hepatitis C – related illness,such as cirrhosis,and liver cancer and the mortality rate has been increasing steadily for over a decade.
Source: CDC Press Release dated August 16,2012
Baby Boomers are the generation born from 1945-1965