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why did cdc announce people born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested for hepatitis c? was it due to risks taken by sizable numbers of boomers?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Due to the predominance of drug use in the 1960s.
Answered on May 26, 2012
Dr. Arthur Sands
48 years experience Family Medicine
Blood exposure: Antibody testing for hep c was not developed until after its id in 1989 - many people who shared needles became infected as well as individuals who received transfusions from infected donors - blood is now checked closely for hep c and by 2000 this mode of transmission was eliminated - my father developed hep c from a transfusion during cardiac surgery - yes the boomers were in the midst of this!
Answered on Oct 6, 2017
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