Why baby boomers need a hepatitis C screening

Electronic medical record alerts contribute to dramatic rise in HepC screening University of Michigan Health System Baby boomers, adults born between 1945 and 1965, are five times more likely to have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus (HCV). As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force recommend that all patients in that age group get tested. But the simple blood test, designed to det