New medical guidelines recommend hepatitis c testing for baby boomers

A new set of medical guidelines recommends that baby boomers be tested for the potentially liver-destroying virus hepatitis C.

The guidelines are published in today's edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal by the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver.

One key recommendation is that people should get tested based on their age, not just possible risk factors.

Co-author Doctor Jordan Feld says that's because most Canadians with Hep-C were born between 1945 and 1975.