Wisconsin SeniorCare Program to Cover Vaccines Provided at Pharmacies
Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announce Wisconsin ’s SeniorCare Program has received approval from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover certain vaccines that members receive in pharmacies. Vaccines covered include those that protect against shingles, tetanus, meningitis, and Hepatitis A and B. These vaccines are recommended by theAdvisory Committee on Immunization Practices...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 27, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Reducing sexually transmitted infections [NG221], NICE (published 15th June 2022)
Guideline covers interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in people from 16yrs age. It aims to reduce the transmission of all STIs, including HIV,& includes ways to help increase uptake of STI testing& vaccines for human papillomavirus& hepatitis A&B. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC links hepatitis A outbreak to organic strawberries: Learn about the virus
Organic strawberries have been linked to a multistate hepatitis A outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says a dozen people have been made ill by the strawberries in California, Minnesota and North Dakota. Hepatitis A outbreaks have become more widespread in the U.S. These outbreaks originate from food contamination and person-to-person transmission. "Hepatitis A is a highly contagious virus that can cause infection and inflammation in the liver," says Dr. Stacey Rizza, an infectious… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 2, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Strawberries likely cause of hepatitis outbreak in US warns FDA as cases rise in the UK
THE RISE of hepatitis cases across the world is the subject of ongoing investigations. However, a significant development has been made. The Food and Drug Administration has attributed the hepatitis A outbreak in the US to contaminated strawberries. What implications does this have for the UK? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organic Strawberries Linked to Hepatitis Cases, FDA Warns
TUESDAY, May 31, 2022 -- Fresh, organic strawberries may be linked to a hepatitis A outbreak that has affected 17 people in three states, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The 15 cases in California and single cases in both Minnesota and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 31, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fresh Strawberries Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak, F.D.A Says
The F.D.A. said the likely source of the outbreak was fresh organic strawberries that were sold under the FreshKampo and H-E-B brands in March and April. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Levenson Tags: Organic Foods and Products Strawberries Food Contamination and Poisoning Hepatitis Aldi Supermarkets Food and Drug Administration Safeway Inc Trader Joe ' Walmart Stores Inc Weis Markets Inc Alberta (Canada) FreshKampo H-E-B Groc Source Type: news

FDA Ties Hepatitis Outbreak to Organic Strawberries
U.S. and Canadian regulators are investigating a hepatitis outbreak that may be linked to fresh organic strawberries. In a joint weekend statement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Public Health Agency of Canada said illnesses in Minnesota, California, and Canada occurred after people consumed FreshKampo and H-E-B brand strawberries. The agencies said the strawberries were purchased between March 5 and April 25. They were sold at various U.S. retailers, including Aldi, Kroger, Safeway, Walmart, and Trader Joe’s. In Canada, the affected strawberries were sold between March 5-9 at Co-op stores in Alberta a...
Source: TIME: Health - May 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DEE-ANN DURBIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate News Desk Public Health wire Source Type: news

FDA investigating hepatitis A outbreak possibly linked to fresh strawberries
The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating a potential link between a hepatitis A outbreak and fresh organic strawberries. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Strawberries Recalled As Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak Has Left 16 Hospitalized
The outbreak has already left at least 17 people infected and 12 hospitalized in the U.S. and at least 10 infected and four hospitalized in Canada. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 29, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Food & Drink /food-drink pharma Source Type: news

Hepatitis A: outbreak information, UKHSA (updated 19th May 2022)
Information about the risks, symptoms and how to seek treatment for hepatitis A. 19 May 2022Added links to translated versions. 1 June 2021First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Mysterious Hepatitis Outbreak Among Children Is Baffling Doctors
Since last autumn, doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama have been wrestling with a mystery. From October 2021 through February of this year, nine children—the youngest 20 months old and the oldest 5 years and 9 months—were rushed to the hospital with concerning symptoms, all of which turned out to be due to unexplained cases of acute hepatitis, also known as liver inflammation. As the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported, all of the patients tested negative for the hepatitis A, B, and C viruses, and also tested negative for COVID-19. They did test positive for a...
Source: TIME: Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Sudden onset hepatitis – UKHSA cautions parents to 'be alert to the signs' - update
AS INVESTIGATIONS continue into the unusual rise in cases of sudden onset hepatitis in children, the UK Health Security Agency details the warning signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What ’s behind the mysterious global rise in childhood hepatitis? – podcast
Over the past few weeks, countries around the world have reported an unexpected increase in the number of children with hepatitis. So far about 200 cases have been reported. More than half have come from the UK, but there have also been reports from Spain, Japan and the US, among others. Although this is still a very rare disease, it is severe, with 10% of affected children needing a liver transplant. So what might explain this unusual rise? Guardian science editor Ian Sample speaks to Prof Deirdre Kelly about the current theories as to what could be happening, and how concerned we should beContinue reading... (Source: Gua...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample, produced by Madeleine Finlay and Anand Jagatia, sound design by Tony Onuchukwu, the executive producer was Danielle Stephens Tags: Science Health Society Infectious diseases Medical research Children's health Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Cholesterol drug may cause hepatitis – symptoms to spot
STATINS are a type of drug used to treat high cholesterol. Just like other medicines they can cause side effects. Some of these side effects are more serious than others. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I was told I could die in hospital'- liver disease sufferer warns of killer condition
LIVER DISEASE can be caused by a number of things. Chronic alcohol consumption, fat accumulation in the liver or infection such as hepatitis A,B or C are just a few. The liver is an organ around the size of an American football and is essential for digesting food and ridding your body of toxic substances. Once badly damaged, liver disease can lead to scarring known as cirrhosis which in turn can lead to the liver not being able to function properly. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news