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Hepatitis C

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Baby boomers beware, you may be infected and not know it. Hepatitis C is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. It is spread from blood to blood contact, by such risky behavior as injecting or snorting drugs.

The Centers for Disease Control has recommended that people that participated in these activities be tested. Common symptoms are yellowing of the skin or eyes, abdominal pain or flu-like symptoms. What makes the disease more dangerous, you may have no symptoms at all. That's why it's important to get tested.

Unlike other forms of Hepatitis, Hepatitis C has no vaccine. If left untreated, it can be fatal.

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