CDC Advises All Baby Boomers to Undergo One-Time Hepatitis C Test
August 24, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that all U.S. baby boomers, which includes people born between 1945 and 1965, get a one-time test for the hepatitis C virus. More than 15,000 Americans, most of them baby boomers, die each year from hepatitis C-related illness, such as cirrhosis and liver cancer, says CDC. These deaths have been increasing steadily for more than a decade and are projected to grow significantly in coming years.