Hepatitis C a serious concern for baby boomers: Experts

Newer medications can help cure the disease, but cost is still a problem
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/09/2015

Mention hepatitis C and many people make a face, uncomfortable with talk of an infectious disease often associated with intravenous drug use and sexual activity. But the virus can be caught many ways, such as through poorly sterilized medical equipment.

And symptoms of hepatitis C can be minor or not present at all, so while a simple blood test may provide answers, it’s often not done because people aren’t aware they are at risk. As a result, the virus can go undetected and be unknowingly transmitted to others.