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Southern California battles hepatitis A outbreak
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)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern California battles hepatitis A outbreak
There's a desperate race against time to stop the hepatitis A virus from spreading, especially among the area's homeless and drug users (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego has officials washing streets and extending public restroom hours as the disease infects hundreds
(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)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak in Los Angeles
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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Outbreak Declared in Los Angeles County
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)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 20, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak hits major city after 2 cases confirmed
Los Angeles County health officials emphasized Tuesday that getting hepatitis A vaccine is the best protection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak seen in Los Angeles County
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)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health officials declare hepatitis A outbreak in L.A. County
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)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

San Diego is struggling with a huge hepatitis A outbreak. Is it coming to L.A.?
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)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16
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)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated Dosing Instructions for Immune Globulin (Human) GamaSTAN S/D for Hepatitis A Virus Prophylaxis
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

San Diego steps up containment battle as Hepatitis A outbreak kills 16
Private cleaning crews and public health workers are mobilized on city streets. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Hepatitis A Outbreak Has Killed 16 People in San Diego
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 home...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleach
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 initiati...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego due fecal matter in city
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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Diego County Declares Emergency Over Hepatitis A Outbreak
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)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 6, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Hepatitis A San Diego outbreak causes health emergency
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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 5, 2017
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)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 5, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

San Diego County declares emergency amid hepatitis outbreak
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)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A found in Save-On-Foods pineapple cups
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)
Source: CBC | Health - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Restrictions imposed on Hep B vaccine
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)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eliminate hepatitis: WHO
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 treat...
Source: WHO news - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Pakistan tackles high rates of hepatitis from many angles
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Feature [doctype], Pakistan [country] Source Type: news

New patient advice on avoiding hepatitis A infection
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)
Source: Nursing Times - July 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Benefits of DDAs for hepatitis  C questioned
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - June 30, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

High priced anti-viral drugs do NOTHING to prevent hepatitis C, study finds
(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)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination: Main prevention measure to address hepatitis A outbreaks among MSM
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antiviral therapy is effective in fighting hepatitis C | Letters
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 t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Hepatitis C Health Pharmaceuticals industry Medical research Drugs Business Science UK news Society Source Type: news

Tuna Steaks Recalled For Hepatitis A In 3 States
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO Warns Hep-A Outbreak May Be Exacerbated by Gay Pride Season WHO Warns Hep-A Outbreak May Be Exacerbated by Gay Pride Season
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)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

WHO warns hep-A outbreak may be exacerbated by gay pride season
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)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreaks mostly affecting men who have sex with men – European Region and the Americas
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)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

FDA Investigates Findings of Hepatitis A Linked to Frozen Tuna
Please find more information about the Outbreak of Hepatitis A Illnesses Linked to Raw Scallops here: https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm561199.htm (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 6, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Dr. Gyongyi Szabo to deliver 9th Annual Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture at the National Institutes of Health
What:The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announces that Gyongyi Szabo, M.D., Ph.D. will deliver the 9th Annual Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture. The title of her presentation is “Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Organ Inflammation and Therapeutic Targets in Alcoholic Hepatitis. ”   (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - June 6, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Dr. Gyongyi Szabo Delivers 9th Annual Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture at the National Institutes of Health
What:The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announces that Gyongyi Szabo, M.D., Ph.D. will deliver the 9th Annual Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture. The title of her presentation is “Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Organ Inflammation and Therapeutic Targets in Alcoholic Hepatitis. ”   (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - June 6, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Frozen tuna recalled due to hepatitis A contamination
Frozen yellowfin tuna is being recalled due to hepatitis A contamination, and the US Food and Drug Administration is investigating. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eliminating Viral Hepatitis: A New Report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
June 21, 2017 2-3pm ET. Webinar requires registration. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Imported Frozen Raw Tuna (Ahi) Cubes Distributed on Oahu Test Positive for Hepatitis A; Voluntary Product Recall Underway
The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has been notified of imported frozen raw tuna or ahi cubes distributed by Tropic Fish Hawaii, LLC on Oahu that tested positive for hepatitis A. The product, imported from Indonesia, was used to prepare poke sold between April 27 – May 1 by food establishments on Oahu. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 3, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Prevent malaria - save lives: WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April
At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, malaria [subject], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response
New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the large majority of these people lack access to life-saving testing and treatment. As a result, millions of people are at risk of a slow progression to chronic liver disease, cancer, and death. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Hepatitis C mutations'outrun' immune systems, lab study shows
Unlike its viral cousins hepatitis A and B, hepatitis C virus (HCV) has eluded the development of a vaccine and infected more than 170 million people worldwide. Now, researchers report that a novel laboratory tool that lets them find virus mutations faster and more efficiently than ever before has identified a biological mechanism that appears to play a big role in helping HCV evade both the natural immune system and vaccines. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hepatitis C mutations 'outrun' immune systems, lab study shows
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Unlike its viral cousins hepatitis A and B, hepatitis C virus (HCV) has eluded the development of a vaccine and infected more than 170 million people worldwide. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that a novel laboratory tool that lets them find virus mutations faster and more efficiently than ever before has identified a biological mechanism that appears to play a big role in helping HCV evade both the natural immune system and vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Twinrix
Active immunization of persons 18 years of age or older against disease caused by hepatitis A virus and infection by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 10, 2017 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten million lives saved by 1962 breakthrough, study says
Nearly 200 million cases of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, adenovirus, rabies and hepatitis A -- and approximately 450,000 deaths from these diseases -- were prevented in the US alone between 1963 and 2015 by vaccination, researchers estimate. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ten million lives saved by 1962 breakthrough, study says
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Nearly 200 million cases of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, adenovirus, rabies and hepatitis A -- and approximately 450,000 deaths from these diseases -- were prevented in the US alone between 1963 and 2015 by vaccination, researchers estimate. The study is published in AIMS Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

2017 Adult Immunization Schedule Released (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has published this year's immunization schedule for adults aged 19 and older. The schedule includes notable changes for influenza, human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cases of Acute Liver Failure Found in Patients Taking Newer Hepatitis C Drugs (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The Institute for Safe Medicine Practices reviewed 12 months of FDA data and identified hundreds of cases of acute liver failure in patients taking direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most Anti-HAV Immune Globulins Lack Potency Most Anti-HAV Immune Globulins Lack Potency
Only two of nine intramuscular anti-hepatitis A virus (HAV) immune globulin (IG) preparations tested had the minimal potency stipulated for such preparations, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news