Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hepatitis C and Baby Boomers

Baby boomers who dabbled in intravenous recreational drugs and embraced free love decades ago are now finding that behavior can have a price: hepatitis C.

The deadly viral disease brings few symptoms. In fact, it can live in your body silently for decades, slowly causing severe liver damage, even cancer. About 150 million people worldwide, and 3.2 million Americans, are chronically infected with the virus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Still, even when diagnosed, many patients refuse medicines.

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