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CDC recommends that all baby boomers get hepatitis C test

August 28, 2012


The CDC has issued new guidelines for hepatitis C testing, focusing on people born during 1945–1965, a population with a disproportionately high prevalence of HCV infection and related disease. CDC is now recommending all baby boomers receive a one-time hepatitis C test. “A one-time blood test for hepatitis C should be on every baby boomer’s medical checklist,” said CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “The new recommendations can protect the health of an entire generation of Americans and save thousands of lives.”

For more information, see the CDC press release at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2012/HCV-Testing-Recs-PressRelease.html

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