The Test That Detects This Hidden Baby Boomer Disease
The U.S. Preventative Task Force now wants baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) to get tested for hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C is a liver infection. The virus is transmitted from one person to another through blood. Symptoms of the condition can include pain in the upper right abdomen, fatigue, fever, itching, jaundice (yellowing of the skin), and dark urine. However, many people don’t get any symptoms just after they’re infected with hepatitis C. Sometimes, even people with chronic hepatitis C infections don’t show symptoms