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CDC recommends Hepatitis C screening for baby boomers


Screenshot from KEYE of Todd Sheer

Dr. Todd Sheer was interviewed by KEYE about Hepatitis testing

Recommendations include those born between 1945 and 1965.  More than 2 million baby boomers are infected  – five to twenty percent of those will develop cirhossis, leading to liver disease.

The Center for Disease Control is urging baby boomers to get tested for Hepatitis C. U.S. Health officials, releasing a recommendation calling for all baby boomers to get a one-time blood test for the liver disease.  The testing recommendation is expected to become final later this year.

Watch Dr. Sheer’s interview on KEYE TV.