Hepatitis C

News regarding the CDC’s recommendation that all Americans born between 1945 and 1965 — the baby boom generation — tested for hepatitis C has been widely reported.

According to the CDC “Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver and also refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver . The most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.

Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation. An estimated 4.4million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis; most do not know they are infected.

Get the facts regarding Hepatitis C:

Find important information regarding this condition and links to other websites from MedlinePlus.

The Department of Veterans Affairs – you will find comprehensive information regarding Hepatitis C.

posted by – Susan, Health Reference Services

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