Raising awareness about hepatitis C

By Kelsey Gibbs | kgibbs@wcia.com

Published 05/14 2014 04:52PM

Updated 05/15 2014 04:36PM

ILLINOIS -- There are 65,000 reported cases of hepatitis C in the state, so lawmakers, community advocates and health experts were at the Statehouse Wednesday, educating people about the dangerous disease.

Hepatitis C has infected more than three million people in the U.S. Older Americans are most at risk of getting it.

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. The CDC recommends a one-time screening for all baby boomers born between 1945 - 1965.

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