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Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
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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 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

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

'Exciting' discovery on path to develop new type of vaccine to treat global viruses
Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses that affect millions of people around the world. In a study published in Science Immunology, researchers have shown that natural killer cells (NK cells), which are a fundamental part of the body's immune system, can recognise many different viruses including global pathogens such as Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses, through a single receptor called KIR2DS2. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Hospital staffers took photos of a patient ’ s genitals — and the foreign object lodged there
It seemed like the whole hospital was in the operating room. The crowd had gathered with smartphones in hand, snapping photos and recording video, the object of their fascination a patient's genitals with a foreign object protrusion. It was “a ton” of staff, to be precise, according to one staffer. “At one point when I looked […]Related:Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupusTo fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriage (Source: Washington...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Exciting' discovery on path to develop new type of vaccine to treat global viruses
(University of Southampton) Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a significant discovery in efforts to develop a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses that affect millions of people around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Selena Gomez ’ s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupus
In the world of celebrities, there are diseases such as HIV/AIDS and breast cancer that are very “popular” and well understood, thanks to years of fundraising and awareness campaigns by stars. And there are those diseases that are less so. Lupus, an autoimmune disorder that can damage organs, is in the second category. When Selena Gomez shocked her 126 […]Related:To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriageMelinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Guidance issued on restricted use of hep B vaccine until 2018
Nurses and midwives have been warned that a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccines is “impacting severely” on the UK and is likely to limit the country’s supply until early 2018. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hep B vaccine should be given to babies sooner, pediatricians say
The first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine should be given to babies within 24 hours of birth, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians: Give Hepatitis B Vaccine Sooner
Shot should come within 24 hours of delivery, and not at first checkup (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hep B Vaccine Should Be Given Sooner: Pediatricians Group
Shot should come within 24 hours of delivery, and not at first checkupSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hepatitis B, Immunization (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hep B Vaccine Should Be Given Sooner: Pediatricians Group
MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 -- The first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine should be given to babies within 24 hours of birth, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say. Until now, the academy had recommended the vaccine be given by the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AAP Recommends Newborn Hepatitis B Vaccine by 24 Hours of Age AAP Recommends Newborn Hepatitis B Vaccine by 24 Hours of Age
The AAP recommendation endorses ACIP guidelines and reflects efforts to eliminate perinatal transmission of the virus, the authors write.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pediatrics Group Recommends Prompt Universal Vaccination Against Hepatitis B for Newborns (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends universal vaccination against hepatitis B within 24 hours of birth for newborns weighing at least 2000 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bavarian Nordic says first milestone payment under J & J deal could be in 2019
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish biotech company Bavarian Nordic expects to get its first milestone payment under a deal with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in 2019, if clinical trials for vaccines targeting hepatitis B and HIV-1 get underway next year, a company executive said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bavarian Nordic says first milestone payment under new J & J deal could be in 2019
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish biotech company Bavarian Nordic expects to get a first milestone payment under a new deal with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in 2019, if clinical trials for vaccines targeting hepatitis B and HIV-1 get underway next year, a company executive said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Don ’t encourage vaginal seeding, healthcare professionals advised
Increasingly popular practice may be doing more harm than good, say doctors Related items fromOnMedica Babies should eat peanuts early on Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Special infant milk formulas not protective against allergies Breastfeeding could cut children ’s leukaemia risk Experts question safety of ‘vaginal seeding’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Call to boost students ’ uptake of meningitis vaccination
Only a third of students got MenACWY vaccine last year Related items fromOnMedica Vaccine programme halves MenB cases GPs urged to step up meningitis vaccination programme Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Restrictions imposed on Hep B vaccine Childhood immunisation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland's Baby Box rolled out
All babies due in Scotland from today will receive a gift box of essential items Related items fromOnMedica Quadrupling in number of midwife-led units alongside obstetric units Continuity of maternity care to be priority for every woman in Scotland UK breastfeeding rates some of lowest in the world Sleep problems in babies, infants and toddlers Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New FDA-approved Hepatitis B vaccine found to increase heart attack risk by 700%
(Natural News) A new FDA-approved Hepatitis B vaccine has been found to increase the risk of heart attacks by 700%, yet Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter ban any talk of vaccine dangers. There is a complete blackout of medical and scientific facts if they show vaccines to be anything less than magical, risk-less, medical utopian... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CAS Alert: Shortage of adult Hepatitis B vaccine
Public Health England (PHE) has developed temporary recommendations to support healthcare professionals undertaking an individual risk assessment to ensure that stock is available for those individual (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 9, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

GPs 'removed from supply chain' of hepatitis B vaccine
The GPC has advised GPs to refer patients to other providers to receive the hepatitis B vaccine until further notice, after agreeing that practices should be 'removed from the supply chain'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - August 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Viral infections Source Type: news

Hepatitis B vaccine to be rationed in the UK
Public Health England will restrict the jab to only the most vulnerable, meaning UK travellers may not be able to get it before they leave for higher-risk countries. Babies will still be given it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK rations hepatitis B vaccine amid global shortage
Holidaymakers planning to travel abroad from the UK may not be able to get their jab in time, say experts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Current global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine
There is currently a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine which has been caused by problems in the manufacturing process. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 8, 2017 Category: UK Health 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

Does a New Hepatitis Vaccine Cause Heart Attacks?
(MedPage Today) -- In this Revolution and Revelation, Milton Packer asks how you would answer this question (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hexavalent 6-in-1 vaccine to be made available to newborn babies
All babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will be offered protection against hepatitis B as part of our universal childhood immunisation programme, Public Health England has announced. This is in addition to continued protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Hib. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to baby jabs: Do you know the symptoms of virus?
HEPATITIS B is an infection of the liver, caused by a virus spread through blood and bodily fluids. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis B added to routine baby injections
First babies to be vaccinated in eight weeks to protect against liver diseases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bavarian Nordic and Janssen to develop vaccines against HIV-1 and hepatitis B
Danish biotechnology company Bavarian Nordic has entered an additional worldwide exclusive licence and collaboration agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals for the development of vaccine regimens against HIV-1 and hepatitis B. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Data supports safety of Dynavax hepatitis B vaccine: U.S. FDA panel
(Reuters) - Available data supports the safety of Dynavax Technologies Corp's experimental hepatitis B vaccine when administered to adults, a panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Data supports safety of Dynavax hepatitis B vaccine: FDA panel
(Reuters) - Available data supports the safety of Dynavax Technologies Corp's experimental hepatitis B vaccine when administered to adults, a panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Janssen Enters Collaboration with Bavarian Nordic to Develop Vaccines Against Hepatitis B Virus and HIV-1
Collaboration to combine Janssen ’s vaccine technologies with MVA-BN® technology from Bavarian Nordic to advance potential new vaccine regimens (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infections in immigrants now pushing governments to mandate MORE vaccine injections for citizens who don't even carry the diseases
(Natural News) In the United Kingdom, ALL babies will be FORCED to receive the Infanrix Hexa vaccine to protect them against a deadly cancer-causing virus. Experts fear hepatitis B is becoming a common issue due to immigration. Therefore, starting from August 1 this year every baby born in the U.K. will receive three Hexa jabs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dynavax hepatitis B vaccine works; raises safety issues: FDA
(Reuters) - Dynavax Technologies Corp's experimental hepatitis B vaccine is effective, but there were more deaths and serious cardiac events in patients given the vaccine than in those given a rival product, according to a preliminary Food and Drug Administration report published on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More deaths with Dynavax vaccine but overall rate low: FDA
(Reuters) - There were more deaths in patients taking Dynavax Technologies Corp's experimental hepatitis B vaccine than those taking a rival product, but the overall rate of death was low, a preliminary review by Food and Drug Administration reviewers concluded. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The 2017 Pipeline Report: HIV, TB, and HCV
Report discusses drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, preventive technologies, research towards a cure, and immune-based and gene therapies in development for HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Seeks to Lower Cost of Hepatitis Vaccination
[New Times] Last Friday, the Ministry of Health concluded a campaign on prevention, access to testing, treatment and care of Hepatitis that was conducted in line with World Hepatitis Day (WHD) celebration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New animal models for hepatitis C could pave the way for a vaccine
(Rockefeller University) In the rats that roam New York City's streets and tunnels, scientists have found a virus that resembles hepatitis C. They have used it to create the first animal model of the human disease, a breakthrough that potentially could yield a much-needed vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Common Are STIs?
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mouse models of acute and chronic hepacivirus infection
An estimated 71 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The lack of small-animal models has impeded studies of antiviral immune mechanisms. Here we show that an HCV-related hepacivirus discovered in Norway rats can establish high-titer hepatotropic infections in laboratory mice with immunological features resembling those seen in human viral hepatitis. Whereas immune-compromised mice developed persistent infection, immune-competent mice cleared the virus within 3 to 5 weeks. Acute clearance was T cell dependent and associated with liver injury. Transient depletion of CD4+ T cells before infectio...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Billerbeck, E., Wolfisberg, R., Fahnoe, U., Xiao, J. W., Quirk, C., Luna, J. M., Cullen, J. M., Hartlage, A. S., Chiriboga, L., Ghoshal, K., Lipkin, W. I., Bukh, J., Scheel, T. K. H., Kapoor, A., Rice, C. M. Tags: Immunology, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

VBI Vaccines to study Sci-B-Vac in Phase III programme for hepatitis B
US-based VBI Vaccines is set to evaluate its third-generation hepatitis B vaccine Sci-B-Vac in a global Phase III clinical programme after positive discussions with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Canada and the European Medicines A … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule
New hexavalent vaccine will be offered to babies born from 1st August Related items fromOnMedica Tackling hepatitis C Hepatitis may increase risk of Parkinson's disease HIV therapy helps protect men from Hep B infection (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis B jab to be added to immunisations of babies born in UK
Babies born from the 1 August will be offered new “hexavalent” jab in effort to clamp down on infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancerAll babies born in the UK will receive the hepatitis B jab as part of their routine immunisations from the autumn in an effort to drive down viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.The hepatitis B vaccine is to be added to the 5-in-1 jab that is already given to babies across the UK to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and bacterial infections known as Hib, or haemophilus influenzae type b, health officials said.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Hepatitis B Science Society Children UK news Source Type: news

Medicaid waiver program helped public hospitals improve care to California ’s most needy
A five-year Medicaid waiver program that infused billions of dollars into public hospitals prompted significant improvements in health care to California ’s neediest population — the poor and uninsured, according to an extensiveevaluation by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Seventeen designated public hospitals participated in the $3.3 billion “pay-for-performance” experiment, including five University of California hospital systems and 12 county‐owned-and‐operated hospital systems. Collectively, these facilities serve more than 2 million patients every year, including most of the stat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Recombivax (Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant)) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 28, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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