CDC: Many boomers aren't screened for HCV until too late

08/16/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

CDC officials reported Thursday that while baby boomers are at highest risk of developing hepatitis C, many do not undergo testing until liver damage sets in. Data published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed slightly more than 45% of HCV patients underwent testing because they exhibited liver disease symptoms, while less than 25% cited risk factors as the reason they were screened. The results highlight the need for routine screening to prevent liver damage, experts said.

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