Editor in Chief, Dorland Health
CDC to call for nationwide HCV testing of baby boomers
CDC officials said they will make a nationwide push for hepatitis C screening because of the rapidly increasing number of baby boomers who are dying from the often silent disease, which can remain dormant for decades while it destroys the liver. Officials said the CDC this year will recommend everyone born between 1945 and 1965 be tested for HCV, which is the primary infectious cause of cirrhosis and hepatic cancer and most common cause of liver transplants.
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