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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

Hepatitis A outbreak: Symptoms of viral infection spreading across UK and Europe
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)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Diego County sees slowdown in Hepatitis A cases
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)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California Contagion: How to Control Severe Hepatitis A California Contagion: How to Control Severe Hepatitis A
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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

In San Diego, homeless woes result in deadly outbreak
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)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

San Diego Contends with Homelessness, Hepatitis Outbreak
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 contribu...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Julie Watson, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

San Diego Contends with Homelessness, Hepatitis Outbreak
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 contribu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Julie Watson, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

San Deigo's High rent fuels homelessness, hepatitis outbreak
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)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Hepatitis A Outbreak / Low Accuracy of Clinician Suspicion for Lyme Disease / Connecticut Hospitalist Opportunity
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)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Virus: A Novel Identify-Isolate-Inform Tool Hepatitis A Virus: A Novel Identify-Isolate-Inform Tool
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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Burden from alcohol, obesity and hepatitis  C increasing in UK
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

“Ambition & Action ” Needed to End Open Defecation
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...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

During a hepatitis A emergency, there's a nationwide shortage of vaccine
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)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks
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)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

San Francisco's Plan to Eliminate Hep C
(MedPage Today) -- As in San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak, poverty is a key factor and challenge (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Tourists say they contracted hepatitis A on trip to San Diego
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)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gay and bisexual men at higher risk of hepatitis A in L.A. County as outbreak grows
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)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla, Gale Holland Source Type: news

Tourists say they contracted Hepatitis A on San Diego trip
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)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Is Surging And Cities Don't Have The Resources To Stop It
Cases have jumped 28 percent this year, and there's a "constrained supply" of vaccine. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Is Surging And Cities Don't Have The Resources To Stop It
Cases have jumped 28 percent this year, and there's a "constrained supply" of vaccine. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months - United States, 2016
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)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

San Diego reports 20th death from Hepatitis A outbreak
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)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

National Viral Hepatitis Progress Report
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)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Close to 3 million people access hepatitis C cure
(Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

California combats deadly hepatitis A outbreak
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)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatits A outbreak has killed 19 in San Diego
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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to avoid catching a disease from public toilets
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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about hepatitis A, as California outbreak triggers state of emergency
The state's hepatitis A outbreak has infected at least 578 people, killed 18. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2017
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)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gay rights activists back NHS sexuality questionnaire
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)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Calif. declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak
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)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak
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)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak
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)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Hundreds Hospitalized in San Diego as Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads
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)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 9, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Launch of National Hepatitis Strategic Framework
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)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Pakistan [country], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news