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CDC Urges Boomers to Get Tested for Hepatitis C

Posted on 05/21/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthHepatitis C is one of the more dastardly boogiemen in the club of chronic illnesses. In short, it is a blood-borne virus that can cause a variety of complications, such as liver damage. The Centers for Disease control report that around 3.2 million Americans are infected and is most prevalent in people born between the years 1945 and 1965. In the face of this, the CDC had their first national day of testing last week. Their focus was on increased …