Officials reach out to homeless to get vaccinated against hepatitis A as the liver disease surges
Health officials are urging homeless people and drug users to get the hepatitis A vaccine after more than 11,000 cases were reported across the country in 2018 with about 40 deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Saves Critically Ill Patient
Treatment TermsAutoimmune HepatitisLiver transplant Overview Ray Thompson was a teenager when doctors first suspected something was wrong with his liver. He was an adult when he learned his condition was autoimmune hepatitis, a chronic disease in which the body ’s immune system attacks the liver. He kept it under control, but his luck ran out two years ago -- when he became so ill that he needed a liver transplant. While researching liver transplant programs, his wife discovered Duke was one of the best. Thompson was evaluated for the transplant and plac ed on the waitlist within one week of his first appointment. ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Officials: Ohio has a hepatitis A outbreak, but it's not new
The Ohio Department of Health says reports that wrongly imply a newly declared outbreak of hepatitis A are circulating around the state, apparently prompted by a recent case involving a restaurant worker (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A new protocol for Hepatitis A vaccination to prevent a vaccine-resistant virus
(University of Barcelona) Researchers of the University of Barcelona (UB) have analysed, with massive sequencing techniques for the first time, the evolution of the Hepatitis A virus with samples from patients. The results, published in the journal EBioMedicine, show the presence of variants of the virus that could escape the effects of the vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FluMist, HBV Vax Make the 2019 Immunization Schedule
(MedPage Today) -- Also, routine hepatitis A vaccination for the homelessness (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 5, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Disney World worker has Hepatitis A, no others ill
Health officials in Florida say a worker at a Walt Disney World restaurant has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, but no other colleagues or visitors have gotten sick (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chocolates, Candies May be Contaminated With Hepatitis A: FDA
Title: Chocolates, Candies May be Contaminated With Hepatitis A: FDACategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 11, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Candies May be Contaminated With Hepatitis A
A public health alert about possible hepatitis A contamination in Modjeskas from Bauer's Candies was announced Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Chocolates, Candies May Be Contaminated With Hepatitis A
THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 -- A public health alert about possible hepatitis A contamination in Modjeskas from Bauer's Candies was announced Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Consumers who bought the individually wrapped marshmallow... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chocolate-covered marshmallows recalled nationwide over hepatitis A fears
Bauer's Candies' modjeskas - marshmallow dipped in chocolate or caramel - are a delicacy of Kentucky, sold across the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver Disease
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- Infection with the hepatitis C virus can cause liver disease and even liver cancer. But once found, the virus can be cured, so screening is vital for those at risk, health experts say. For hepatitis A and B, preventive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreaks Are Exposing Crumbling U.S. Public Health Infrastructure
Over 10,000 people in the U.S. have contracted the preventable disease this year. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

State audit slams San Diego response to Hepatitis A outbreak
Audit by California Legislature has found the city and county of San Diego faltered in its response to quickly contain a Hepatitis A outbreak last year that grew to become among the largest of its kind seen in the United States in decades (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Louisiana investigating hepatitis A outbreak: What you should know
The outbreak makes Louisiana the 15th state to experience an ongoing outbreak. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

ASPR TRACIE (Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response/Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) Technical Assistance Request: Hepatitis A Outbreaks: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 11/20/2018. This four-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides a list of resources in response to a request for information on best practices and lessons learned related to hepatitis A outbreaks. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HAV Outbreaks Associated With Drug Use and Homelessness HAV Outbreaks Associated With Drug Use and Homelessness
Recent outbreaks of direct hepatitis A virus transmission among persons reporting drug use or homelessness indicates a shift in HAV infection epidemiology in the United States.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

2017 Hepatitis A Outbreaks Tied to Drug Use, Homelessness
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 -- Investigations of hepatitis A outbreaks in four states in 2017 suggested a shift toward increasing person-to-person transmission of hepatitis A, according to research published in the Nov. 2 issue of the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hepatitis A linked to Charlotte's Village Tavern, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at a Charlotte restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern, 4201 Congress St., was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  “According to the Centers for Disease Control, the vaccine must be given within 14 days of exposure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Hepatitis A linked to Charlotte's Village Tavern, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at a Charlotte restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern, 4201 Congress St., was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  “According to the Centers for Disease Control, the vaccine must be given within 14 days of exposure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Health Dept: Hepatitis A linked to SouthPark restaurant, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at this SouthPark restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked on Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  The Village Tavern is located at 4201 Congress St., Suite 190. “Acc ording to the Centers for Disease Control… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Health Dept: Hepatitis A linked to SouthPark restaurant, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at this SouthPark restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked on Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  The Village Tavern is located at 4201 Congress St., Suite 190. “Acc ording to the Centers for Disease Control… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Why are there so many shortages of common vaccines?
Vaccines against Hepatitis A and B, shingles, yellow fever and even rabies are just some of the injections Canadians are having a tough time finding. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis  C saves costs in Italy
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - November 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ACIP Recommends HepA Vaccine for Homeless Patients
During the Oct. 24-25 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group discussed topics including recommending the hepatitis A vaccine for people who are homeless. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACIP Recommends Hep A Vaccine for Homeless Patients
During the Oct. 24-25 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group discussed topics including recommending the hepatitis A vaccine for people who are homeless. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a vaccine for hepatitis C?
While vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B, researchers are still developing a vaccine for hepatitis C. Learn more about future treatments in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

San Diego hepatitis A outbreak ends after 2 years
San Diego County health authorities say an outbreak of hepatitis A that began two years ago has ended (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC Backs Routine Hepatitis A Shots for Homeless
CDC Panel Backs Routine Hepatitis A Shots for Homeless (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC Panel Backs Routine Hepatitis A Shots for Homeless CDC Panel Backs Routine Hepatitis A Shots for Homeless
ACIP seeks to address outbreaks of the liver-damaging infection in the United States. The panel also tweaked the adult, child, and teen vaccination schedules.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Expert panel urges hepatitis A shots for homeless in U.S.
This is the first time a routine vaccination has been recommended for homeless persons. Officials hope to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious liver disease. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

CDC committee recommends routine hepatitis A vaccination for homeless people
An advisory committee of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend the use of routine hepatitis A vaccination for all homeless people ages 1 year and older to protect them against infection. The CDC is expected to approve the committee's recommendation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US advisory group urges hepatitis A shots for homeless
For the first time, a U.S. advisory committee is recommending a routine vaccination for homeless people, voting Wednesday to urge hepatitis A shots for the homeless to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious liver disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A and B Vaccinations
Title: Hepatitis A and B VaccinationsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 15, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

The Number of Children Without Vaccinations Has Skyrocketed Since 2001, New Reports Find
The number of children who have not received vaccines for preventable diseases has quadrupled since 2001, to an estimated 100,000 individuals, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Using data from the National Immunization Survey-Child, the CDC report published Thursday found that in 2017, “the percentage of children with no vaccinations by age 2 years increased from 0.9% for children born in 2011 to 1.3% for those born in 2015.” In 2001, that figure was only 0.3%. The survey found that children were least likely to have received vaccinations for hepatitis A and...
Source: TIME: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wilder Davies Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

New York hepatitis A outbreak traced back to beloved pizza restaurant 
A cook at Doino's Pizzeria Bar & Grille in Cheekatowga, New York, and four patrons who ate at the restaurant between August 20 and September 3 have tested positive for hepatitis A. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Outbreak Reported Among At-Risk Populations In Mass.; 1 Dead
BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting an increase in hepatitis A cases in the state. The department says there have been 65 total cases reported statewide since April, including 30 in Boston. The infected patients had been experiencing homelessness or substance use disorder, according to the department. One infected person has died. We are working with local health departments and providers to increase services and vaccination for an outbreak of #hepatitis A infection in people experiencing #homelessness and/or #substanceuse disorder. Read the press release: https://t.co/TcVMC96V...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Hepatitis A Local TV Source Type: news

Advice for Treating Infectious Diseases in Patients Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with federal, state, territorial, and local agencies in response to recent hurricanes. Clinicians assessing patients affected by Hurricane Florence should be vigilant in looking for certain infectious diseases, including leptospirosis, hepatitis A, vibriosis, and influenza. Background Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on September 14 causing widespread flooding. Natural hazards associated with the storms continue to affect many areas. Infectious disease outbreaks of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses c...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Advice for Treating Infectious Diseases in Patients Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with federal, state, territorial, and local agencies in response to recent hurricanes. Clinicians assessing patients affected by Hurricane Florence should be vigilant in looking for certain infectious diseases, including leptospirosis, hepatitis A, vibriosis, and influenza. Background Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on September 14 causing widespread flooding. Natural hazards associated with the storms continue to affect many areas. Infectious disease outbreaks of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses c...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Drug For Hepatitis A And Measles Exposure
GamaSTAN ®, is the only immune globulin product available in the United States to protect against hepatitis A virus (HAV) and measles after exposure, the company said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

5 Qs on Vaccines for People Over 50
Sample:  Which vaccine is considered optional for healthy adults aged 50-64 years? Hepatitis A? Pneumococcal? Other? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Peckel Source Type: news

FDA Clears New Immune Globulin for Measles, Hep A, Exposure FDA Clears New Immune Globulin for Measles, Hep A, Exposure
GamaSTAN (immune globulin [human]) is for prophylaxis following exposure to hepatitis A and prevention of measles in susceptible individuals exposed fewer than 6 days previously.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Worker at third Greater Cincinnati restaurant diagnosed with hepatitis
A worker at Lee ’s Famous Recipe Fried Chicken in Florence has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department.  It’s the third report in the last two weeks of a Greater Cincinnati restaurant employee having the disease, which usually spreads when someone unknowingly inge sts the virus from food, drinks or objects contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person.  I reported Aug. 15 about a case involving a restaurant worker at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Another Greater Cincinnati restaurant worker diagnosed with hepatitis A
A worker at a Taco Bell restaurant in Clermont County ’s Miami Township has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the county health department.  It’s the second report in one week of a Greater Cincinnati restaurant employee having the disease, which usually spreads when someone unknowingly ingests the virus from food, drinks or objects co ntaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person. I reported Aug. 15 about a case involving a restaurant worker in Northern… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Northeastern Arkansas Hepatitis A Outbreak Unusually Severe
An atypical and unusually severe hepatitis A outbreak in northeastern Arkansas has infected at least 85 people and caused at least one death since February, health officials said Tuesday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NKY Health urges all residents get vaccinated amid hepatitis outbreak that included food service worker
The Northern Kentucky Health Department today strongly urged all residents to get vaccinated against the hepatitis A virus, noting that the number of cases in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties jumped in July and continues to climb this month. Of particular concern, the department stated, is a case of hepatitis A diagnosed in an employee who handled food at the Newport Syndicate, an events center at 18 E. Fifth St. that specializes in corporate functions and weddings. An investigation found… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Hep A Outbreak Continues at Paragould Barbecue Restaurant
Officials are again warning residents of a northeast Arkansas town of a possible hepatitis A exposure after an employee at a barbecue restaurant tested positive for the liver disease. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis (Viral Hepatitis, A, B, C, D, E, G)
Title: Hepatitis (Viral Hepatitis, A, B, C, D, E, G)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 14, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Flu, Tdap, Shingles and More: A List of Vaccines for Age 50+
Every Vaccine You Need After Age 50 ... There are three vaccines every adult needs — Influenza, Tdap, and Shingles. Two others, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B — are needed for certain risk factors. ..... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas residents urged to get vaccinated after possible hep A outbreak at a Red Lobster
Arkansas health officials are urging for vaccinations after an employee was found to have contracted hepatitis A. They say it is not related to the outbreak that has sickened 80 and left one dead (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news