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BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Health alert. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns millions of Americans have a potentially deadly virus and don’t even know it. Now, they are recommending certain people get tested for Hepatitis C.
Meghan McCorkell has the latest.
Doctors warn Hepatitis C is the most common cause of liver cancer. They say baby boomers are the most susceptible population.
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Doctors call it a silent killer.
“Every time I would drink, my liver would hurt,” Ted Kaplan, who was diagnosed with Hepatitis C, said.
Kaplan is one of millions.
“I’m 52 and I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1995,” he said. “It has really affected my health, and for 14 years, I didn’t even know that I was infected.”
Now, the CDC is sounding the alarm, recommending all baby boomers get tested for Hepatitis C, the leading cause of liver cancer.
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