(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.