Baby boomers -- those born from 1945 to 1965 -- listen up.
You may be surprised to hear that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend you be tested for the hepatitis C virus at least once.
The CDC's math says that boomers make up 75 percent of all those infected with the virus.
People with hepatitis C may have no symptoms, but is a so-called "silent disease."
It's a virus that inflames and scars the liver. If undiagnosed and untreated, these infections may lead to chronic liver disease, cirrhosis -- even death.
Read more about it in The Bee's 2012 article by Anita Creamer.
Photo: Former Sacramento gallery owner Spencer Baker, of Sacramento, was diagnosed with hepatitis C. Photo by Renee C. Byer.