Hepatitis C screening for baby boomers

Each month, the APIC Communications Committee updates the “Monthly alerts for consumers” page of APIC.org with consumer-focused infection prevention information. This page provides consumers with useful tips and information on their role in stopping the transmission of infection.

This month, Nancy Szilagyi, LPN, CIC, has created a consumer backgrounder on hepatitis C screening for baby boomers. More than 15,000 Americans, most of them baby boomers, die each year from hepatitis C-related illness. Read more about the risk factors for hepatitis C, health problems related to this infection, early detection, and more. 

Feel free to share and use this consumer-friendly, infection prevention material in your education efforts and sign up to receive these monthly updates via email.

Infection info for consumers – News you can use!