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Hepatitis C deaths hit all-time high in the United States

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) announced Hepatitis C related deaths hit an all-time high in 2014.

Hepatitis C is a viral disease that causes liver inflammation. If left untreated, Hepatitis C may develop into cirrhosis,
liver cancer and liver failure. It has been estimated that 3.5 million people in the U.S. have hepatitis C. Most infected people do not have symptoms
until they are very ill and the disease has progressed.

Many of those infected with Hepatitis C were born between 1945-1965, Baby Boomers, and have had a blood transfusion or an organ transplant before 1992.
Screening became available in 1992.

The CDC suggests that all Baby Boomers see their physician to get tested for Hepatitis C. It is a simple blood test
and treatment can be as easy as a single pill for two months leading to a cure. Don’t let this silent, but deadly disease affect you or a loved one.

Dr. Karr