The Number of Children Without Vaccinations Has Skyrocketed Since 2001, New Reports Find
The number of children who have not received vaccines for preventable diseases has quadrupled since 2001, to an estimated 100,000 individuals, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Using data from the National Immunization Survey-Child, the CDC report published Thursday found that in 2017, “the percentage of children with no vaccinations by age 2 years increased from 0.9% for children born in 2011 to 1.3% for those born in 2015.” In 2001, that figure was only 0.3%. The survey found that children were least likely to have received vaccinations for hepatitis A and...
Source: TIME: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wilder Davies Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

New York hepatitis A outbreak traced back to beloved pizza restaurant 
A cook at Doino's Pizzeria Bar & Grille in Cheekatowga, New York, and four patrons who ate at the restaurant between August 20 and September 3 have tested positive for hepatitis A. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Outbreak Reported Among At-Risk Populations In Mass.; 1 Dead
BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting an increase in hepatitis A cases in the state. The department says there have been 65 total cases reported statewide since April, including 30 in Boston. The infected patients had been experiencing homelessness or substance use disorder, according to the department. One infected person has died. We are working with local health departments and providers to increase services and vaccination for an outbreak of #hepatitis A infection in people experiencing #homelessness and/or #substanceuse disorder. Read the press release: https://t.co/TcVMC96V...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Hepatitis A Local TV Source Type: news

Advice for Treating Infectious Diseases in Patients Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with federal, state, territorial, and local agencies in response to recent hurricanes. Clinicians assessing patients affected by Hurricane Florence should be vigilant in looking for certain infectious diseases, including leptospirosis, hepatitis A, vibriosis, and influenza. Background Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on September 14 causing widespread flooding. Natural hazards associated with the storms continue to affect many areas. Infectious disease outbreaks of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses c...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Advice for Treating Infectious Diseases in Patients Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with federal, state, territorial, and local agencies in response to recent hurricanes. Clinicians assessing patients affected by Hurricane Florence should be vigilant in looking for certain infectious diseases, including leptospirosis, hepatitis A, vibriosis, and influenza. Background Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on September 14 causing widespread flooding. Natural hazards associated with the storms continue to affect many areas. Infectious disease outbreaks of diarrheal and respiratory illnesses c...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Drug For Hepatitis A And Measles Exposure
GamaSTAN ®, is the only immune globulin product available in the United States to protect against hepatitis A virus (HAV) and measles after exposure, the company said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

5 Qs on Vaccines for People Over 50
Sample:  Which vaccine is considered optional for healthy adults aged 50-64 years? Hepatitis A? Pneumococcal? Other? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Peckel Source Type: news

FDA Clears New Immune Globulin for Measles, Hep A, Exposure FDA Clears New Immune Globulin for Measles, Hep A, Exposure
GamaSTAN (immune globulin [human]) is for prophylaxis following exposure to hepatitis A and prevention of measles in susceptible individuals exposed fewer than 6 days previously.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Worker at third Greater Cincinnati restaurant diagnosed with hepatitis
A worker at Lee ’s Famous Recipe Fried Chicken in Florence has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department.  It’s the third report in the last two weeks of a Greater Cincinnati restaurant employee having the disease, which usually spreads when someone unknowingly inge sts the virus from food, drinks or objects contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person.  I reported Aug. 15 about a case involving a restaurant worker at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Another Greater Cincinnati restaurant worker diagnosed with hepatitis A
A worker at a Taco Bell restaurant in Clermont County ’s Miami Township has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the county health department.  It’s the second report in one week of a Greater Cincinnati restaurant employee having the disease, which usually spreads when someone unknowingly ingests the virus from food, drinks or objects co ntaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person. I reported Aug. 15 about a case involving a restaurant worker in Northern… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Northeastern Arkansas Hepatitis A Outbreak Unusually Severe
An atypical and unusually severe hepatitis A outbreak in northeastern Arkansas has infected at least 85 people and caused at least one death since February, health officials said Tuesday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NKY Health urges all residents get vaccinated amid hepatitis outbreak that included food service worker
The Northern Kentucky Health Department today strongly urged all residents to get vaccinated against the hepatitis A virus, noting that the number of cases in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties jumped in July and continues to climb this month. Of particular concern, the department stated, is a case of hepatitis A diagnosed in an employee who handled food at the Newport Syndicate, an events center at 18 E. Fifth St. that specializes in corporate functions and weddings. An investigation found… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Hep A Outbreak Continues at Paragould Barbecue Restaurant
Officials are again warning residents of a northeast Arkansas town of a possible hepatitis A exposure after an employee at a barbecue restaurant tested positive for the liver disease. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis (Viral Hepatitis, A, B, C, D, E, G)
Title: Hepatitis (Viral Hepatitis, A, B, C, D, E, G)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 14, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Flu, Tdap, Shingles and More: A List of Vaccines for Age 50+
Every Vaccine You Need After Age 50 ... There are three vaccines every adult needs — Influenza, Tdap, and Shingles. Two others, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B — are needed for certain risk factors. ..... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas residents urged to get vaccinated after possible hep A outbreak at a Red Lobster
Arkansas health officials are urging for vaccinations after an employee was found to have contracted hepatitis A. They say it is not related to the outbreak that has sickened 80 and left one dead (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A: guidance, data and analysis
This Guidance Collection covering the symptoms, diagnosis, management and epidemiology of hepatitis A was updated in August 2018, with the addition of reports to the epidemiology section. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia:Hepatitis - A Cause for Concern for Millions of People Globally
[Foroyaa] Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, due to a viral infection. It has five different types ranging from A-E. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Nakuru Health Officials Allay Fears of Hepatitis a Outbreak
[Nation] Nakuru County health officials have allayed fears of a possible outbreak of hepatitis A in a number of schools prior to the start of the August holidays. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Action needed to find, test, treat millions unknowingly infected with viral hepatitis – UN health agency
Millions of people globally who have viral hepatitis are unaware or unable to receive treatment, the United Nations health agency said Friday, on the eve  of World Hepatitis Day, raising the alarm to “find, test and treat the missing millions.” (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Inside Rwanda's Growing Herbal Medicine Industry
[New Times] When the stinging nettle (Igisura) healed her father of liver disease (hepatitis) a while back, Janvi ère Ingabire picked interest in the magic herb. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Officials: Kentucky's hepatitis A outbreak now worst in US
The hepatitis A outbreak in Louisville and other parts of Kentucky is now the worst in the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Officials warn fast-food restaurant customers of possible health risk
Patrons of a Hardee's in Charlotte, North Carolina, may be at risk of Hepatitis A, officials said. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

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