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Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis - United States, 2016

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:32:43 +0100

In 2016, all 50 states and the District of Columbia submitted reports of acute hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection, 48 states submitted reports of acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, 42 submitted reports of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, 43 submitted reports of chronic HBV infection, and 42 submitted reports of chronic HCV infection. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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Montana brand frozen strawberries recalled by Adonis

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:56:38 +0100

A recall has been issued for one-kilogram bags of Montana brand frozen strawberries sold by the Adonis Group in Quebec and Ontario, due to possible contamination with hepatitis A. (Source: CBC | Health)



Adonis expands recall linking strawberry products to hepatitis A

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:56:38 +0100

A recall notice has been expanded by the Adonis Group to include strawberry juices, smoothies and frozen strawberries due to possible contamination with hepatitis A. (Source: CBC | Health)



Italy: Ongoing hepatitis A virus outbreak among men who have sex with men is linked to current outbreaks in Europe

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) ILC 2018: Phylogenetic analysis of circulating viruses in an ongoing acute hepatitis A outbreak in Lombardy, Italy links the majority of cases to two virus strains responsible for recent outbreaks in the UK and the Netherlands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



How can eating frozen fruit cause hepatitis A?

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:27:48 +0100

Seven people in New South Wales have been diagnosed with hepatitis A after eating imported frozen pomegranate seeds from Coles, it was reported last week. Two Australian researchers explain how. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Namibia:Coast Faces Hepatitis Drug Shortage

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:51:01 +0100

[New Era] Swakopmund -Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku, says he will investigate the availability of hepatitis A and B medication in the country. This follows a complaint by a Swakopmund private doctor that there has been a shortage of hepatitis A and B medication at the coast. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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America Has A Massive Hepatitis A Problem, And No One Is Talking About It

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:46:45 +0100

The potentially deadly disease is on the rise in homeless and drug-using populations across the country. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)



What To Do About Hepatitis A In A Kentucky Kroger Grocery Store

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 21:36:00 +0100

This past 6 to 8 months have not been good for Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A outbreaks have occurred in California, Utah, and Arizona. Now a number of people may have been exposed at a Louisville, Kentucky, Kroger grocery store. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak: An HCH Health Center's Involvement in Disaster Response

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:03:06 +0100

March 1, 2018 2:45pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Agency Warns of Hepatitis Exposure at Corning Taco Bell

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:29:00 +0100

State health officials say people who visited a Taco Bell restaurant in northeast Arkansas may have been exposed to hepatitis A after an employee tested positive for the virus. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)



Michigan Hepatitis A Outbreak Continues Michigan Hepatitis A Outbreak Continues

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:51:57 +0100

Since August 2016, Michigan has continued to see an elevated number of hepatitis A cases and resultant hospitalizations. Find out how you can help.State Health Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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DAAs cost effective for treatment of hepatitis  C in Norway

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)



Health Highlights: Jan. 24, 2018

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:01:27 +0100

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: San Diego Hepatitis A Public Health Emergency Over: Officials The hepatitis A public health emergency in San Diego is over, officials announced... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



San Diego declares end to Hepatitis A emergency

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:38:30 +0100

San Diego County officials declare end to Hepatitis A emergency after no new deaths reported since October (Source: ABC News: Health)



Another reason to avoid food in convenience stores: 7-Eleven customers in Utah exposed to Hepatitis A

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:35:02 +0100

(Natural News) About 2,000 7-Eleven customers in Salt Lake County, Utah are at risk of hepatitis A due to an employee coming to work when they were still sick. Officials of Salt Lake County warned residents on Jan. 7 that anyone who went to the store in West Jordan between Dec. 26, 2017 and Jan. 3,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Hepatitis E – Namibia

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:37:00 +0100

During the week ending on 13 October 2017, the first identified case was admitted to a public hospital in Windhoek district, with signs and symptoms of hepatitis E. During the week ending on 8 January 2018, a total of 237 probable and confirmed cases have been seen at various health facilities in Windhoek district with the same signs and symptoms. All suspected patients tested negative for hepatitis A, B, and C. A total of 41 of the 237 cases were sent for further testing, and on 8 January 2018, the results showed 21 were IgM positive for hepatitis E. On 19 November 2017, there was one confirmed deceased case, a 26 year-old female, and four days prior to her death she had delivered a baby. The status of the baby is unknown. The majority of the cases were from Windhoek district, Khomas regi...

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Hepatitis A outbreak hits Michigan hardest with 22 deaths

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:33:46 +0100

A deadly outbreak of hepatitis A continues to spread across the country, with Michigan hit hardest in number of deaths. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Utah, Officials Say

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:38:00 +0100

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. Infected workers may have exposed customers at two Salt Lake City area restaurants and a convenience store, authorities said. All three locations were linked to a Utah outbreak that began in August among Salt Lake City's homeless population and illicit drug users. Tests connected it to an outbreak in San Diego that killed 20 people and sickened hundreds more, said Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Nicholas Rupp. It was the worst epidemic of its kind in the US in 20 years. California officials have said the San Diego epidemic has eased but is not over yet. Utah officials be...



Officials: Utah hepatitis A outbreak spread from San Diego

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 23:48:36 +0100

Health officials say thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego (Source: ABC News: Health)



Hepatitis A in Utah may have exposed 7-Eleven customers

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:24:15 +0100

Utah's Hepatitis A outbreak has moved into the general public for the first time since it began last year after a 7-Eleven employee came to work while sick, potentially exposing as many as 2,000 to the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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An Outbreak of Hepatitis A Among the Homeless An Outbreak of Hepatitis A Among the Homeless

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:48:36 +0100

A lot was learned from this recent outbreak, including the identification of a population at high risk for hepatitis A infection.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Hepatitis A may have spread at Utah 7-Eleven

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:13:37 +0100

Health officials say customers who visited the store between December 26 and January 3 should get a preventative injection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



UCLA volunteers provide free health care at downtown L.A. mega clinic

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:02:50 +0100

With the strongly held belief that access to health care should be available to everyone — not just the insured — nearly 200 volunteers from UCLA joined an effort to provide free services to more than 2,000 people at a three-day Care Harbor community clinic.“Los Angeles is still one of the leading areas of people without insurance or access to care and it’s a problem for the community,” said Dr. Patrick Dowling, professor and chair of the  UCLA Department of Family Medicine, who led the UCLA volunteer contingent at Care Harbor ’s seventh health care mega clinic. “I’m involved with this because I know there’s an unmet need. I want to demonstrate to our medical students we have a responsibility to be down here.”Care Harbor is a charity that provides free medical, dental...



Trendy ‘ Raw Water ’ Can Reportedly Give You Hepatitis, Other Diseases

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:32:49 +0100

CBS Local — A new health craze that has many people paying high prices for unfiltered water is also reportedly putting those people at risk for diseases like hepatitis and norovirus. According to a report from The New York Times, the demand for “raw water” in and around California’s Silicon Valley has sent prices soaring. The small companies bottling their untreated product have hiked the price from around $37 to over $60 for a 2.5-gallon jug. “It has a vaguely mild sweetness, a nice smooth mouth feel, nothing that overwhelms the flavor profile,” San Francisco grocery store manager Kevin Freeman told the Times. “Raw water” is essentially water that comes straight from natural sources and has not passed through any government cleaning processe...



Hepatitis A outbreak: Symptoms of viral infection spreading across UK and Europe

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 14:56:00 +0100

A HEPATITIS A outbreak has stretched to 22 European countries since the end of September - including England and Wales - and has affected almost 1,000 people. These are the signs and symptoms to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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San Diego County sees slowdown in Hepatitis A cases

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 18:56:03 +0100

San Diego County sees slowdown in Hepatitis A outbreak, cases drop from 84 per week average to only 2 in first weeks of December (Source: ABC News: Health)



California Contagion: How to Control Severe Hepatitis A California Contagion: How to Control Severe Hepatitis A

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:29:19 +0100

Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses California's hepatitis A outbreak and the challenges of testing to avoid false-positives.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



In San Diego, homeless woes result in deadly outbreak

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:08:27 +0100

San Diego is turning to tents to deal with a homeless crisis that has contributed to the worst hepatitis A outbreak in the United States in 20 years. (Source: ABC News: Health)



San Diego Contends with Homelessness, Hepatitis Outbreak

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:18:00 +0100

SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family's bags of clothes. "It's peaceful here," Wade, 31 and eight months pregnant, said in an October interview at the campground. A tent, of course, is not a home. But for these San Diegans, it is a blessing. Like other major cities all along the West Coast, San Diego is struggling with a homeless crisis. In a place that bills itself as "America's Finest City," spiraling real estate values have contributed to spiraling homelessness, leaving more than 3,200 people living on the streets or in their cars. Most alarmingly, the deplorable sanitary conditions help spread a liver-dama...



San Deigo's High rent fuels homelessness, hepatitis outbreak

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:49:29 +0100

An explosive growth in the number of people living outdoors in San Diego has contributed to the worst America's hepatitis A outbreak in 20 years (Source: ABC News: Health)



Your NEJM Group Today: Hepatitis A Outbreak / Low Accuracy of Clinician Suspicion for Lyme Disease / Connecticut Hospitalist Opportunity

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:20:17 +0100

Check out some of the recent highlights from NEJM Group: NEJM: Perspective: Dr. Margot Kushel examines the root cause of a hepatitis A outbreak in... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)



Hepatitis A Virus: A Novel Identify-Isolate-Inform Tool Hepatitis A Virus: A Novel Identify-Isolate-Inform Tool

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:14:47 +0100

A novel tool adapted for hepatitis A virus can assist ED personnel with the identification and management of patients presenting with the illness.Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Burden from alcohol, obesity and hepatitis  C increasing in UK

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100

(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)



“Ambition & Action ” Needed to End Open Defecation

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:46:32 +0100

Women village councilors in Penakota, a village in southeast India, go out into a field to relieve themselves, as there are no toilets in their workplace. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 2017 (IPS)What would life be like without access to a toilet? What if our waste was not properly disposed of?For those in the developed world, such questions are hard to fathom, but for 2.3 billion people around the world it’s a reality. Without access to a toilet many are forced to defecate in the open, significantly increasing the changes of spreading diseases.The sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG’s) include a pledge that aims to provide everyone with access to toilets and improved sanitation services by 2030.“It is possible to reach these targets, we all sha...

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During a hepatitis A emergency, there's a nationwide shortage of vaccine

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:49:30 +0100

The battle against Hepatitis A outbreaks across the US is being stymied by a national shortage of the vaccine needed to combat it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:13:36 +0100

San Diego County, battling a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A, is postponing an outreach campaign to provide the second of two inoculations against the contagious liver disease until a national shortage of the vaccine is resolved.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



San Francisco's Plan to Eliminate Hep C

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- As in San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak, poverty is a key factor and challenge (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)



Tourists say they contracted hepatitis A on trip to San Diego

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:13:45 +0100

San Diego County is battling the worst hepatitis A outbreak ​ seen in the U.S. in decades, with 20 dead and hundreds of cases confirmed (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Gay and bisexual men at higher risk of hepatitis A in L.A. County as outbreak grows

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0100

L.A. County's hepatitis A outbreak has been much smaller than San Diego's, with 29 cases compared with 544. But officials say gay men are now at risk here and that an LAPD officer who works on skid row was infected, raising questions about the county's strategy to focus on the homeless. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)

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Tourists say they contracted Hepatitis A on San Diego trip

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:20:26 +0100

Two tourists from Utah who visited San Diego say they believe they contracted hepatitis A on their trip as city battles worst outbreak in decades (Source: ABC News: Health)



Hepatitis A Is Surging And Cities Don't Have The Resources To Stop It

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 09:45:31 +0100

Cases have jumped 28 percent this year, and there's a "constrained supply" of vaccine. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)



Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months - United States, 2016

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:12:12 +0100

Coverage with most recommended vaccines remained stable and high in 2016; coverage was ≥90% for polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B vaccines, and lowest (61%-74%) for hepatitis A, the birth dose of hepatitis B, and rotavirus vaccines, and the combined 7-vaccine series. (Source: PHPartners.org)



San Diego reports 20th death from Hepatitis A outbreak

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:22:33 +0100

San Diego death toll from Hepatitis A outbreak rises to 20 as county fights worst outbreak in US in 20 years (Source: ABC News: Health)

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National Viral Hepatitis Progress Report

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:31:29 +0100

Report highlighting the nation's progress toward reducing the burden of hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Close to 3 million people access hepatitis C cure

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 02:45:00 +0100

(Source: WHO news)



California combats deadly hepatitis A outbreak

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:14:50 +0100

As firefighters continue to battle blazes across the state of California, public health officials are dealing with another ongoing crisis: one of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreaks in the country since the development of a vaccine, more than two decades ago. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Hepatits A outbreak has killed 19 in San Diego

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:08:42 +0100

California ’s hepatitis A outbreak has claimed 19 lives in San Diego, and 500 cases have been confirmed, as of Tuesday. On Friday, California's governor declared a state of emergency. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



How to avoid catching a disease from public toilets

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:01:12 +0100

NHS physician Dr Preethi Daniel says the most commonly-asked question from patients is about toilets. Her words come amid a hepatitis A outbreak in California linked to public toilets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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What to know about hepatitis A, as California outbreak triggers state of emergency

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:08:13 +0100

The state's hepatitis A outbreak has infected at least 578 people, killed 18. (Source: ABC News: Health)



Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2017

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:07 +0100

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: State of Emergency Declared in California Over Hepatitis A Outbreak A lack of vaccines to combat a hepatitis A outbreak in California has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Gay rights activists back NHS sexuality questionnaire

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Equality legislation requires people visiting GPs or hospital to be asked about their sexual orientation Related items fromOnMedica Restrictions on gay men donating blood are eased Gay and bisexual men urged to have hepatitis A vaccine Lesbian and bisexual women missing out on cervical screening LGBT people discriminated against at end of life GMC offers guidance on supporting transgender patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Calif. declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 01:13:22 +0100

Golden State experiencing largest hepatitis A outbreak in U.S. transmitted from person to person since vaccine became available in 1996 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:09:13 +0100

California Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency to combat hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego (Source: ABC News: Health)

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California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:10:00 +0100

California Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency Friday because of the state ’s hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people.“Vaccinating people at risk of exposure is the most effective tool we have to prevent the spread of hepatitis A infection during an outbreak,” said California... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)



Hundreds Hospitalized in San Diego as Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Hundreds Hospitalized in San Diego as Hepatitis A Outbreak SpreadsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)



Launch of National Hepatitis Strategic Framework

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100

Honourable Minister for National Health Services and Coordination, my sister Saira Afzal Tarar; Regional Director for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, my brother Mahmoud Fikri; (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)



California's hepatitis A outbreak may linger for years

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:13:07 +0100

The outbreak that has claimed 17 lives may not have peaked and could take a year or more to abate, health officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



California's deadly hepatitis A outbreak could last years

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:08:54 +0100

California ’s Hepatitis A outbreak could be years from over, health officials warned on Thursday. Hundreds of people, primarily homeless, in Los Angeles and San Diego have been infected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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California Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:16:17 +0100

Drug users, the homeless most affected; county has launched vaccination effort (Source: WebMD Health)



Hundreds Hospitalized in San Diego as Hepatitis a Outbreak Spreads

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +0100

Drug users, the homeless most affected; county has launched vaccination effort Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hepatitis A (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



California Works to Contain Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreaks California Works to Contain Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreaks

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:13:13 +0100

An unusual spate of hepatitis centered in the San Diego area, but spreading to other jurisdictions, has officials working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contain transmission.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Hundreds Hospitalized in San Diego as Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:10:41 +0100

FRIDAY, Oct. 6, 2017 -- An outbreak of hepatitis A among drug users and the homeless in San Diego continues to spread, public health experts report. To date, 481 cases have been reported, 337 people have been hospitalized and 17 have died,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Updated Dosing for GamaSTAN S/D for HAV Prophylaxis Updated Dosing for GamaSTAN S/D for HAV Prophylaxis

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 05:14:45 +0100

Concerns about decreased HAV IgG antibody potency have resulted in some changes to recommended dosing instructions for hepatitis A preexposure and postexposure prophylaxis with GamaSTAN S/D.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



California's deadly hepatitis A outbreak could last years, official says

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 19:10:00 +0100

At least 568 people in California have already contracted Hepatitis A as part of a deadly outbreak that officials are struggling to control. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)



Hepatitis A Outbreak to Greet IDWeek

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Homeless bear brunt of disease; delegates at low risk (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)



San Diego increases homeless citations in hepatitis outbreak

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:40:30 +0100

The city of San Diego has cleared a downtown street where hundreds of homeless people regularly camp during ongoing efforts to sanitize neighborhoods to control the spread of hepatitis A (Source: ABC News: Health)



Infectious Diseases A-Z: Hepatitis A outbreak

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Outbreaks of the highly contagious hepatitis A virus have public health officials concerned. An outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego led public health officials to declare a public health emergency. Officials in San Diego say more than 65 percent of those affected have been homeless or illcit drug users, and the virus is being [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

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Southern California battles hepatitis A outbreak

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:38:32 +0100

Lines are long and constant at pop-up clinics around San Diego, where hundreds of people have waited to get free hepatitis A vaccines. There's a desperate race against time to stop the hepatitis A virus from spreading. Mireya Villarreal reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego has officials washing streets and extending public restroom hours as the disease infects hundreds

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:31:07 +0100

(Natural News) San Diego has long been known for its beaches and zoo, but now it is making a name for itself in far less appealing categories, like feces and disease. A state of emergency for San Diego Country was declared on September 1 as the city contends with an outbreak of Hepatitis A. Nearly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:46:38 +0100

This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)

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Hepatitis A outbreak in Los Angeles

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:45:31 +0100

LA County is the third region in California this year to declare a hepatitis A outbreak. Two of the 10 cases were acquired locally, which worries health officials. The homeless population is most at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Hepatitis A Outbreak Declared in Los Angeles County

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Hepatitis A Outbreak Declared in Los Angeles CountyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)



Hepatitis A outbreak hits major city after 2 cases confirmed

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:33:10 +0100

Los Angeles County health officials emphasized Tuesday that getting hepatitis A vaccine is the best protection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Hepatitis A outbreak seen in Los Angeles County

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:28:28 +0100

Public health authorities have declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this year (Source: ABC News: Health)



Health officials declare hepatitis A outbreak in L.A. County

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:05:00 +0100

Los Angeles County public health officials declared a hepatitis A outbreak Tuesday, days after an emergency was declared in San Diego, where at least 16 people have died of the highly contagious virus.Case numbers are still small in L.A County, with only 10 people infected as part of the outbreak,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)

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San Diego is struggling with a huge hepatitis A outbreak. Is it coming to L.A.?

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100

San Diego County is experiencing the third worst hepatitis A outbreak in the nation since a vaccine was introduced. L.A. officials fear the outbreak is headed north. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)



San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:25:49 +0100

San Diego County is reporting an outbreak of hepatitis A, with 421 people sickened and 16 dead within less than a year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Updated Dosing Instructions for Immune Globulin (Human) GamaSTAN S/D for Hepatitis A Virus Prophylaxis

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0100

(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)



San Diego steps up containment battle as Hepatitis A outbreak kills 16

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:54:38 +0100

Private cleaning crews and public health workers are mobilized on city streets. (Source: ABC News: Health)



A Hepatitis A Outbreak Has Killed 16 People in San Diego

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:24:14 +0100

An outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego County has now taken 16 lives, local health officials said, with 421 total cases and 292 hospitalizations. A local public health emergency was declared in the county on Sept. 1, the Los Angeles Times reports, and city and county officials have taken steps to counteract the spread of the virus. A vaccination campaign is underway, and since the virus is spread by contact, officials have urged diligent hand-washing. They have also sprayed down sidewalks in the city and opened tents with showers, bathrooms and hand-washing stations that can serve as temporary shelters so hundreds of homeless people can leave the sidewalks where infections have been spread, the Times reports. Symptoms of Hepatitis A (which not everyone who is infected will experience) inc...

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To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleach

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:59:18 +0100

Crews have started sanitizing streets, sidewalks and gutters in San Diego to try to combat a hepatitis A outbreak among the city's homeless population. Amid an outbreak across San Diego County that health officials say has led to 16 deaths and nearly 300 hospitalizations, workers were power-washing areas in downtown San Diego earlier this week with water laced with chlorine and […]Related:Researchers find hint of a link between flu vaccine and miscarriageMelinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aidFormer CDC chief launches $225 million global health initiative (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)



Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego due fecal matter in city

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:56:39 +0100

San Diego is doing street cleaning every other week and extending public restroom hours due to hepatitis A outbreak. So far, 15 people have died and close to 400 have been infected this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



San Diego County Declares Emergency Over Hepatitis A Outbreak

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0100

Title: San Diego County Declares Emergency Over Hepatitis A OutbreakCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)



Hepatitis A San Diego outbreak causes health emergency

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:10:16 +0100

San Diego County officials are installing hand-washing stations because of the hepatitis A outbreak. So far, 15 people have died and close to 400 have been hospitalized from this liver-attacking disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Health Highlights: Sept. 5, 2017

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:03:23 +0100

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: San Diego County Declares Emergency Over Hepatitis A Outbreak A public health emergency has been declared in San Diego County, Calif. over an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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San Diego County declares emergency amid hepatitis outbreak

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 22:39:58 +0100

Officials in San Diego County have declared a public health emergency due to the spread of the liver disease hepatitis A (Source: ABC News: Health)



Hepatitis A found in Save-On-Foods pineapple cups

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 17:33:58 +0100

Anyone who bought ready-to-go pineapple cups from the Western Family brand recently are being advised by Alberta Health Services to check the date of production after the hepatitus A virus was found in a sample produced Aug. 12. (Source: CBC | Health)



Restrictions imposed on Hep B vaccine

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Global shortages have led to 'acute impact' on UK reserves Related items fromOnMedica High-dose influenza vaccine for nursing home residents reduces hospitalisations Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Gay and bisexual men urged to have hepatitis A vaccine World ’s first malaria vaccine to be piloted Vaccines do work for pandemic flu (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Eliminate hepatitis: WHO

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:00:00 +0100

New WHO data from 28 countries - representing approximately 70% of the global hepatitis burden - indicate that efforts to eliminate hepatitis are gaining momentum. Published to coincide with World Hepatitis Day, the data reveal that nearly all 28 countries have established high-level national hepatitis elimination committees (with plans and targets in place) and more than half have allocated dedicated funding for hepatitis responses. On World Hepatitis Day, WHO is calling on countries to continue to translate their commitments into increased services to eliminate hepatitis. This week, WHO has also added a new generic treatment to its list of WHO-prequalified hepatitis C medicines to increase access to therapy, and is promoting prevention through injection safety: a key factor in reducing h...



Pakistan tackles high rates of hepatitis from many angles

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:00:00 +0100

(Source: WHO Feature Stories)

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New patient advice on avoiding hepatitis A infection

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:45:00 +0100

A new leaflet highlighting the common causes of the highly infectious hepatitis A virus has been published to coincide with the summer holiday period. (Source: Nursing Times)



Benefits of DDAs for hepatitis  C questioned

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 07:11:57 +0100

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High priced anti-viral drugs do NOTHING to prevent hepatitis C, study finds

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:20:24 +0100

(Natural News) The word “hepatitis” refers to inflammation of the liver, and can have several causes, including heavy alcohol use, exposure to toxins, or a bacterial or viral infection. There are three different types of viral infections: hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, which are caused by different viruses, and have different methods of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Vaccination: Main prevention measure to address hepatitis A outbreaks among MSM

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) 1 173 confirmed hepatitis A cases have been reported across 15 EU countries since June 2016. Several countries have seen increases in hepatitis A cases in 2017 compared to previous years, and these are mainly affecting men who have sex with men. In light of these outbreaks and the beginning of Pride period, ECDC stresses the importance of hepatitis A vaccination and the delivery of prevention messages as main options to avoid new infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Antiviral therapy is effective in fighting hepatitis C | Letters

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:03:33 +0100

The Cochrane analysis casting doubt on this life-saving therapy is flawed and may deter patients from seeking it, say clinicians and scientistsWe are clinicians and scientists who have studied and treated patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection over many years and patient groups that represent those affected by hepatitis C. We write in response to your article on the effectiveness of antiviral therapy (Hepatitis ‘wonder drug’ may be clinically ineffective, say experts, 9 June). The Cochrane review that you highlight analysed clinical trials, which are by nature short term, where the sole purpose was to evaluate the virological efficacy of new antiviral drugs. The trials were neither designed, nor powered, to assess mortality, so it is hardly surprising that the Cochrane revie...

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Tuna Steaks Recalled For Hepatitis A In 3 States

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:50:18 +0100

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WHO Warns Hep-A Outbreak May Be Exacerbated by Gay Pride Season WHO Warns Hep-A Outbreak May Be Exacerbated by Gay Pride Season

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:54:18 +0100

An outbreak of hepatitis A has spread over the past year among gay men in Europe, the United States and Chile, and upcoming gay pride events and a vaccine shortage could worsen the situation, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



WHO warns hep-A outbreak may be exacerbated by gay pride season

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 19:12:39 +0100

GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of hepatitis A has spread over the past year among gay men in Europe, the United States and Chile, and upcoming gay pride events and a vaccine shortage could worsen the situation, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Hepatitis A outbreaks mostly affecting men who have sex with men – European Region and the Americas

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 19:11:00 +0100

Between June 2016 and mid-May 2017, an unusual increase in cases of hepatitis A affecting mainly men who have sex with men (MSM) has been reported by low endemicity countries in the European Region, and in the Americas (Chile and the United States of America). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)