It’s hepatitis C, and it affects one generation more than any other. The majority of the people with hepatitis C were born between 1945 and 1965. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), baby boomers are five times more likely to have hepatitis C than people who belong to another generation.
Hepatitis C used to be easily transmissible through blood transfusions until 1992, when screenings became available. However, many people may have contracted the infection before that time and do not know it.