The Week in Review: June 1 – June 8, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018 News Recap: Canada: New guidelines recommend hepatitis C screening be done for those born between 1945 and 1975. The Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL), a national group of health-care providers and researchers, published its guidelines on testing and treating hepatitis C in Monday's edition of the CMAJ. Canadians born between 1945 and 1975 – essentially the baby-boom generation – should be tested for the pot...

New guidelines recommend hepatitis C screening be done for those born between 1945 and 1975

Over 250,000 Canadians believed to be infected but 40% to 70% are unaware they have blood-borne virus. The Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver, a national group of health-care providers and researchers, published its guidelines on testing and treating hepatitis C in Monday's edition of the CMAJ. Canadians born between 1945 and 1975 — essentially the baby-boom generation — should be tested for the potentially liver-destroying virus hepatitis C,