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May 2nd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP May 2, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

Baby Boomers & Hep C,0,4558891.story

Hepatitis C a latent legacy of baby boomers’ youth

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges people born between 1945 and 1965 to be tested, noting that roughly 75% of people with the disease are baby boomers.

By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles TimesMay 2, 2012
“The number of baby boomers dying from a “silent epidemic” of hepatitis Cinfections is increasing so rapidly that federal officials are planning a new nationwide push for widespread testing.Three in four of the estimated 3.2 million people who have chronic hepatitis C — and a similar proportion of those who die from the disease — are baby boomers…..”

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