NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising all members of the 'Baby Boom' generation to get tested for Hepatitis C Virus using HCV antibody tests (anti-HCV) and urged physicians to perform a molecular test as a follow up for those who test positive for the virus.

An estimated one in 30 baby boomers — the generation born between 1945 and 1965 — has been infected with HCV unknowingly, leading to "an unrecognized health crisis" that affects around 3.2 million Americans, according to the CDC.

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