CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C
It can take decades to cause liver damage, and many people don’t know they’re harboring the blood-borne virus. Baby boomers account for about two-thirds of the 3.2 million Americans thought to be infected.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proposed the new guidelines earlier this year and made them final on Thursday. CDC officials took the step after seeing a near doubling of hepatitis C deaths since the late 1990s.