CDC Urges One-Time Hepatitis C Test for Baby Boomers
On Friday, CDC recommended that baby boomers -- U.S. residents born between 1945 and 1965 -- receive a one-time voluntary test for hepatitis C, which the department said could identify 800,000 new cases and prevent 120,000 deaths. Baby boomers make up more than two million of the 3.2 million U.S. residents who have hepatitis C.
- "Proposal Backs Hepatitis C Test for Baby Boomers" (AP/New York Times, 5/19).
- "CDC Recommends Hepatitis C Tests for All Baby Boomers" (Brown, Washington Post, 5/18).