Arkansas Health Department Says 36 Have Contracted Hepatitis A
Three dozen people have contracted hepatitis A amid a series of exposures in northeastern Arkansas this year, according to state health officials. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections among Persons Who Use Drugs and Persons Experiencing Homelessness
CDC and state health departments are investigating hepatitis A outbreaks in multiple states among persons reporting drug use and/or homelessness and their contacts. This Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory alerts public health departments, healthcare facilities, and programs providing services to affected populations about these outbreaks of hepatitis A infections and provides guidance to assist in identifying and preventing new infections. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Remember Last Year's Hepatitis A Outbreak? This Year It's So Much Worse.
Cases of the potentially deadly liver disease have nearly doubled as outbreaks spread nationwide. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak warning - symptoms you MUST know after poo virus spotted in UK
A HEPATITIS A  outbreak has been reported in the UK, and Public Health England is urging the public to watch out for signs and symptoms. Symptoms are caused by a virus that’s spread in the poo of an infected person. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian woman's death linked to hepatitis from pomegranate seeds
A 64-year-old woman in Australia died after contracting hepatitis A linked to frozen pomegranate seeds, according to local health officials. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pomegranate contamination kills woman in Australia
Her death from hepatitis A is a "rare and tragic" case caused by a frozen product, authorities say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Action Needed for Hepatitis A Outbreak Response: Health Alert for Michigan Providers Action Needed for Hepatitis A Outbreak Response: Health Alert for Michigan Providers
State Health Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Tennessee becomes latest state to report hepatitis A outbreak as 14 cases are confirmed in Nashville
Tennessee is the latest US state to report an outbreak of hepatitis A with around 14 cases confirmed in Nashville since December, joining a growing number of US states that have reported outbreaks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tennessee Is Just the Latest State to Report a Hepatitis A Outbreak. Here ’s What to Know
Tennessee has joined a growing number of states battling hepatitis A outbreaks, public health officials report. The Nashville Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) announced that 14 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed in the city since December 2017 —significantly more than the two cases it sees in an average year. MPHD is working with state public health officials to contain the outbreak, according to a statement, but the infection has already popped up in a number of nearby states, as well as some on the West Coast. Here’s what to know hepatitis A and the outbreaks around the country. What is hepatitis ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak cases on rise across US; Nashville reports outbreak
Tennessee is the most recent state to report an outbreak of hepatitis A, with Nashville claiming 14 confirmed cases since December. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Now Hits Nashville, And There Is Not Enough Of The Vaccine
How do you spread Hepatitis A? Here's the poop. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Correction: Hepatitis A-San Diego story
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Report faults response to San Diego's Hepatitis A outbreak
A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Latest: San Diego mayor sees lessons from hepatitis outbreak
San Diego's mayor said he agrees with a county grand jury report that found lines of communication among authorities were lacking during the recent Hepatitis A epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Grand jury faults response to San Diego's hepatitis outbreak
A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis Awareness Month 2018: Addressing Hepatitis A
The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the US and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During this month, NACCHO will highlight the role of local health departments (LHDs) in responding to this silent epidemic and work to bring increased attention to viral hepatitis. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Increase in Hepatitis A Virus Infections — Marshall Islands, 2016–2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Kentucky, Indiana Latest States with Hepatitis A Outbreaks
Title: Kentucky, Indiana Latest States with Hepatitis A OutbreaksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 3, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

The Kentucky Derby May Finally Make People Care About Hepatitis A
"It's not the first time that diseases have been ignored until they come to the doorstep of those who have more resources and power." (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kentucky, Indiana are latest to report hepatitis A outbreaks
Kentucky and Indiana have become the latest states to experience hepatitis A outbreaks. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A: The Disease to Convince People to Wash Their Hands
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious viral infection that can make people very ill or even kill them. The disease attacks the liver, and people spread it through contact with infected fecal matter. While no cure exists, a vaccine can prevent the disease. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Trends Advancing Medtech
For the past 20 years, the Medical Design Excellence Awards have celebrated medical products that improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our finalists this year carry on this tradition, while also keeping in step with today’s high-tech digital and consumer trends. With the help of our esteemed jurors, we have identified four key trends in this year’s group of finalists: risk reduction; faster, more-efficient healthcare delivery; the influence of the Internet of Things; and the consumerization of healthcare. We’ve been tracking a few of these trends in past awards programs, so they’re n...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Design Source Type: news

State Warns of Possible Hepatitis Exposure in Corning
The Arkansas Department of Health says visitors to a restaurant and gas station in northeast Arkansas may have been exposed to hepatitis A after an employee tested positive for the virus. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Increasing hepatitis infections
Hepatitis, a disease characterized by inflammation of the liver, affects millions of Americans. There are three common forms: Hepatitis A This highly contagious form is spread person to person through contact with a fecally contaminated environment. The CDC is working with many communities where hepatitis A outbreaks continue, especially among?homeless people, those who use injection [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis - United States, 2016
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)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Montana brand frozen strawberries recalled by Adonis
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)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Adonis expands recall linking strawberry products to hepatitis A
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)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Italy: Ongoing hepatitis A virus outbreak among men who have sex with men is linked to current outbreaks in Europe
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How can eating frozen fruit cause hepatitis A?
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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia:Coast Faces Hepatitis Drug Shortage
[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)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

America Has A Massive Hepatitis A Problem, And No One Is Talking About It
The potentially deadly disease is on the rise in homeless and drug-using populations across the country. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

What To Do About Hepatitis A In A Kentucky Kroger Grocery Store
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)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak: An HCH Health Center's Involvement in Disaster Response
March 1, 2018 2:45pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Agency Warns of Hepatitis Exposure at Corning Taco Bell
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)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Michigan Hepatitis A Outbreak Continues Michigan Hepatitis A Outbreak Continues
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)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None News Source Type: news

DAAs cost effective for treatment of hepatitis  C in Norway
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 24, 2018
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)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

San Diego declares end to Hepatitis A emergency
San Diego County officials declare end to Hepatitis A emergency after no new deaths reported since October (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Another reason to avoid food in convenience stores: 7-Eleven customers in Utah exposed to Hepatitis A
(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)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis E – Namibia
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-ol...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak hits Michigan hardest with 22 deaths
A deadly outbreak of hepatitis A continues to spread across the country, with Michigan hit hardest in number of deaths. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Utah, Officials Say
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 Nich...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Utah, Officials Say
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 Nich...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Officials: Utah hepatitis A outbreak spread from San Diego
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)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A in Utah may have exposed 7-Eleven customers
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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Outbreak of Hepatitis A Among the Homeless An Outbreak of Hepatitis A Among the Homeless
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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Column Source Type: news

Hepatitis A may have spread at Utah 7-Eleven
Health officials say customers who visited the store between December 26 and January 3 should get a preventative injection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA volunteers provide free health care at downtown L.A. mega clinic
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’...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Trendy ‘ Raw Water ’ Can Reportedly Give You Hepatitis, Other Diseases
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...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bacteria Chris Melore Fluoride Hepatitis Local TV Norovirus raw water talkers Source Type: news