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Viral Hepatitis Updates from CDC
MMWR: Recommendations for the Identification of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Persons Born During 1945–1965
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an increasing cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. CDC estimates that persons born during 1945-1965 account for three fourths of all HCV infections in the country. This report presents CDC recommendations that augment previous recommendations for HCV testing and recommends one-time testing without prior ascertainment of HCV risk for persons born during 1945-1965.http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6104.pdf
In support of the new recommendations, CDC has the following resources available:
- Know More Hepatitis campaign website.
- New Posters promoting the new Hepatitis C testing recommendations are now available for download or ordering online through our publications ordering system.
- Infographic provides information and data for people who are not tested for hepatitis C vs. people who are tested through a visual graphic.
- Digital Tools highlighting the new Hepatitis C testing recommendations are now available, including an array of new buttons and badges.
- Partner Resources promoting the recommendations, including fact sheets, PowerPoint and letterhead templates.
- Hepatitis Risk Assessment on-line assessment has been updated to include the new recommendation for those born from 1945 through 1965.
- Twitter: @cdchep- join the conversation about the new recommendations with hashtag #HepCRec
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