New guidelines are out on testing for the liver-destroying Hepatitis "C" virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants all baby boomers tested for the disease. That group is responsible for two thirds of the estimated 3 point 2 million cases in the U.S..
The virus can scar the liver, leading to cirrhosis or liver cancer.
Deb Roberts, assistant director of nursing for the Allen County Health Department says testing can save lives.
Roberts says so far this year Allen county has seen 57 cases of Hepatitis "C".
Last year there were 89 cases.
She says since there are no symptoms, many people may have gotten the virus a long time ago. The Allen County Health Department can test for Hepatitis "C" if you meet certain criteria.
As of right now there is no inoculation against Hepatitis "C".