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CDC urges baby boomers to get tested for virus


(WTVR) Saturday May 19 was National Hepatitis Testing Day.

The Centers for Disease Control urged all United States baby boomers to get tested for the Hepatitis-C virus.

One in 30 people born from 1945 through 1965, has unknowingly been infected said the CDC.

Hepatitis-C causes serious liver diseases, including liver cancer, the fastest-rising cause of cancer-related deaths, and  the leading cause of liver transplants.

More than two million hepatitis-C infected baby boomers account for more than 75 percent of all American adults living with the virus.

Extra: Thelma Thiel, Executive Director from the Hepatitis Foundation International, visits CBS 6 to talk about Hepatitis Awareness Month.  She shares causes, symptoms and treatments of Hepatitis.

Click here for the link.



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