Hepatitis A Outbreaks With Person-to-Person Transmission Hepatitis A Outbreaks With Person-to-Person Transmission
Hepatitis A infection declined significantly after the introduction of pediatric HAV vaccines, but new outbreaks associated with person-to-person transmission mark a shift in HAV epidemiology.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis B vaccine: What to know to protect yourself
Hepatitis is inflammation in the liver caused by specific viruses. The hepatitis viruses are referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. All types affect the liver, but they differ in illness severity and prevention options. In the U.S., the most common forms are hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Acute or chronic hepatitis B Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver. It's one of the more… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 13, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Demographics Shift Dramatically
(MedPage Today) -- Hepatitis A is no longer mainly a travel and food-related infection, as the majority of infections from 2016 to 2020 related to drug use or homelessness, according to the CDC. Fully 56% of hepatitis A infected persons in the... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 29, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More Than Half of Hepatitis A Outbreak Cases in Persons Reporting Drug Use
THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 -- Hepatitis A outbreaks frequently occur in drug users and in people reporting homelessness, according to research published in the Sept. 30 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 29, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Widespread Hepatitis A Outbreaks Associated with Person-to-Person Transmission - United States, 2016-2020
This report describes a Hepatitis A Outbreak in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 29, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Hepatitis Hepatitis A MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Transmission Source Type: news

Side effects of statins you could mistake for flu that signal hepatitis - ‘See a GP’
STATINS are used by many people living with high cholesterol to keep it under control. Without statins cholesterol is more likely to build-up in the blood vessels, leading to potentially dangerous conditions such as heart attacks and strokes. But like any medications they can cause complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute Pleural Effusion, a Rare Presentation of Hepatitis A Acute Pleural Effusion, a Rare Presentation of Hepatitis A
While hepatitis A virus infections are usually asymptomatic, this case demonstrates acute pleural effusion as a rare but benign extrahepatic complication of HAV acute hepatitis.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: ABCs of hepatitis
World Hepatitis Day takes places every year on July 28, bringing the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis. Hepatitis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the liver. It comes in many forms, including hepatitis A, B and C. But what do those letter designations mean, and how do they differ from one another? Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/3bfI2lLGOdM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:58) is in the downloads at… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 27, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mystery hepatitis cases in kids linked to unexpected viral suspect
Starting in April, young children in the United Kingdom and other countries suffering from mysterious cases of acute liver inflammation began to attract scientific —and media—attention. Most would recover, some after liver transplants, but a few died. Physicians could find no evidence in the children of the standard viruses that caused their hepatitis, but researchers homed in on an unexpected suspect: adenovirus, a family of cold-causing viruses common in kids. Now, a sweeping genetic search of these patients instead implicates another virus,  one thought to be completely harmless. In two independent,...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 25, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

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