TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - CDC released updated guidelines that could help you be proactive when it comes to your health.
If you're a baby boomer, born during 1945 through 1965, it recommends getting tested for Hepatitis C, regardless if you think you're at risk.
Infectious Disease Medicine Dr. Anwer Jaffri said he's treated more than 30 baby boomers here locally in the last year.
He calls it the silent killer.
If left untreated, it can lead to serious liver problems.
"My recommendation is that with baby boomers and the patients who have risk factors for example, tattoos, iv drug abuse, blood transfusions, in the 80s, should test for hepatitis C," Dr. Jaffri said.
The good news, there's a 78 percent success rate.
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