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Baby boomers urged to get hepatitis C tests

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Health officials are calling on baby boomers to get a hepatitis C test in observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month. As many as 39,000 Minnesotans live with the virus, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

"To identify undetected cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending a one-time blood test for hepatitis C for everyone between the ages of 48 and 68," said Dr. Edward Ehlinger, Minnesota Commissioner of Health.

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