Hepatitis C widespread among Baby Boomers

June 2011

It’s estimated that as many as 250,000 Canadians are infected with Hepatitis C, most of them baby boomers, people born between 1945 and 1965. The virus is blamed for more than 1,000 deaths a year in this country. But most of its victims are unaware they have the disease until years after they contracted the virus and it has done serious liver damage. Marc Montgomery talks to Dr. Marina Klein, an infectious diseases specialist with the Research Institute of Montreal’s McGill University Health Centre.

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