Hepatitis C test recommended for baby boomers

June 25, 2013

The United States Preventive Services task force reversed its position and now agrees with the government recommendation issued last summer.

The liver disease can damage the body for years before being detected.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 75 percent of all cases occur in baby boomers born after World War 2.

That may be a result of recreational sex and drug use during the 1960s.

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