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02/21/2012 08:07 am ET Updated Feb 21, 2012

Hepatitis C Deaths Rising, Baby Boomers Most At Risk: CDC Report

Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed -- they are most at risk.

Federal health officials are considering whether anyone born between 1945 and 1965 should get a one-time blood test to check if their livers harbor this ticking time bomb. The reason: Two-thirds of people with hepatitis C are in this age group, most unaware that a virus that takes a few decades to do its damage has festered since their younger days.

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