Hepatitis C and the Baby Boomer Generation

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention release new guidelines regarding testing baby boomers - St. Luke' s Magic Valley is putting a new initiative in place.

"Three quarters of all patients with Hep. C in fact are baby boomers. Unfortunately more than three quarters of them are unknown to us," explained Dr. Brian Berk, Gastroenterologist, St. Luke’s Magic Valley.

Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity. It's spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person.

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