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Every year, the agency said nearly 15,000 people die of the disease, which over time can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. Baby boomers account for about 75% of hepatitis c infections in the united states, but most don't know they are infected. National center for complementary and integrative health (nccih).
Despite recommendations, too few american baby boomers are tested for hepatitis c, a new study reveals.
The cdc claims baby boomers were likely to experiment with injected drug use and should be screened. But if someone understands what hepatitis c is, what it's have you become an advocate for people with hep c? Send comments and news tips to [email protected] Some also could have gotten it through a blood. Medically reviewed by elaine k. According to truman medical center, baby boomers are five times more likely to test positive for hepatitis c. This video outlines the risks the baby boomer population faces and why they should get tested. New therapies for the disease can cure about 75.