New law offers testing for Baby Boomers

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – A new state law will offer better protection for Baby Boomers.

Starting January 1, hospitals and health service providers will be required to offer testing for Hepatitis C to all patients born between 1945 and 1965.

The Centers for Disease Control says patients in that age bracket account for 75 percent of for Hepatitis C infections.

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