Health and Wellness : Baby Boomers At Risk Of Hidden Hepatitis C

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

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    Due to a number of risk factors, including intravenous drug use and limited testing of the blood supply before 1992, those born from 1946 to 1964 -- baby boomers -- are at the highest risk for having the hepatitis C virus, as reported by CBSNews.com.

    Health officials such as those at Montefiore Medical Center were already expressing concern about the health risks associated with the illness that is labeled a "silent epidemic" for baby boomers, even before recent study revealed the mortality rate for hepatitis C in that age group.

    Hepatitis C Study Results

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded a study, reported Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, titled "The Increasing Burden of Mortality From Viral Hepatitis" in the U.S. from 1999 through 2007.

    The study researchers concluded that deaths from HCV outnumbered those from HIV by 2007. Even more pertinent for baby boomers are the deaths from HCV were disproportionately high in their age group.

    Those numbers might have been higher, but because the physi

    http://news.yahoo.com/baby-boomers-risk-hidden-hepatitis-c-190300587.html
     
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    I heard this too ... smh ... aint no tell'n what all we at risk for ... gett'n all of our food and water from others.

    I guess they'll let us know when they ready ... like they did this time ... :)

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