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-- but that's a new recommendation from an expert panel urging all baby boomers.
Go get screened for hepatitis C a doctor -- this is new many people do get.
Vaccinated for different hepatitis strains yes but to be checked necessarily right now who.
So we're talking about hepatitis C which is extremely deadly cause of the leading cause of liver disease.
So if you're a baby boomer as you mentioned nineteen fortified border in 1945 to 1965 if you got much decision.
And if you're a drug user using injections.
Now this US preventive task force recommend getting one time screening for hepatitis C.
Why is it's important hepatitis C is a silent killer you may actually have hepatitis which is inflammation of the liver I'm not know about it.
The reason why we want to know this is because.
30% of liver transplants are caused by hepatitis C so knowing it is important because there's a cure for a -- give you -- we can give you other medications.
That can actually be -- you and that's this is a huge change for US task force -- to 2004 that they said there's no evidence.
So why now -- doctor she not be seen rising cases as well of hepatitis C and what about AMP.
Absolutely by the way -- have a courtesy three point nine million people it's on the rise liver cancer from that is on the rise liver failure.
Required transplant I am so proud of the US preventive services task force -- We've blown it with PSA and with mammograms finally -- it coming out right on something because hepatitis C is a big killer and baby boomers.
-- in my generation.
You know what we didn't have the ability to test this in the blood back in the early ninety's when that depicted in the early nineties we found that it was hepatitis C before.
We used to call it non a non -- Since we didn't have the SA a lot of people got blood that weren't screened for people use drugs they weren't screened for sexual activity they weren't screened for.
So a lot of people are hiding this and don't know they have it.
Of the people who have this in the United States are in our baby boomer generation one time screening.
It doesn't cost very much about 25 dollars to -- -- well our annual there's.
Absolutely well worth doing and it will cut down on orbit by the way they tend to David's point the treatments now.
Are really working we have it confirmed we use rival virus and I protease inhibitor we use against hepatitis C that is really effective we don't have a vaccine.
Thought I asked my daughter I was gonna go and -- -- -- hepatitis C test I was just about to sit and he's gonna ask that question.
-- stopped -- -- -- -- good for -- it's not part of your normal tests -- ask for it and hepatitis B you know we all get vaccination Jimmie but there is no that's an issue for hepatitis C.
As doctors and surges were old immune to get the vaccination hepatitis B day is different that's for contamination of food and -- water.
Do you want to make sure that you protect yourself but Pepsi is much more -- -- HIV -- wife fourfold.
And he doesn't get as much publicity some glad that they cannot lose this relative to manicures -- you can you can have -- they're not know if that's the -- have our eyes and asked for that tests.
Greg Dobbs thank you.
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