It sounds like reasonable advice: The government is urging all baby boomers to get tested for the hepatitis C virus, which people often don't realize they have and which can damage or destroy the liver.
Hepatitis 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.
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