Baby Boomers Urged to be Tested for Hepatitis C

Friday, May 18, 2012 - 8:52am

If you're a baby boomer, you may have Hepatitis C and not even know about it. Five million people have the disease which is the leading cause of liver disease and if you were born between 1945 and 1965 you're urged to get tested. The reasoning behind the testing for those born in between those years is back then blood products and organs were not screened for Hepatitis C. in their early years. Good Neighbor Pharmacy Pharmacist Carlos Solis said, "Three out of four patients, that currently have Hepatitis C, are in the boomer age so that obviously clearly indicates that we, as baby boomers, myself included are at very high risk of having this potentially disastrous disease."

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