STATEWIDE – Doctors now encouraging anyone between the ages of 50 and 70 to get tested.
May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month, which is part of an effort to treat the disease. The focus is being placed on Baby Boomers, as testing policies became much stricter around 1992.
Maine Centers for Disease Control recommends you talk with your health care provider on risk levels.
When diagnosed, hepatitis C is very treatable. www.CDC.gov/knowmorehepatitis