Hepatitis C vaccine could dramatically reduce transmission in people who inject drugs
(Loyola University Health System) Among the most serious consequences of the opioid epidemic is the spread of hepatitis C among injecting drug users. A study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that if a hepatitis C vaccine were successfully developed, it would dramatically reduce transmission of hepatitis C among drug users -- even though it's unlikely such a vaccine would provide complete immunity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public 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

U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
(Natural News) Even the bestselling flu vaccine is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States. Prevnar, the vaccine used to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria; Gardasil, which supposedly prevents cervical cancer; PENTAct-HIB, given to tiny infants to stave off diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for all children to receive hepatitis B vaccination at birth
All children around the world should receive the hepatitis B vaccination at birth, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a global expert on the disease. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nabi-HB (Hepatitis B Vaccine Recombinant) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hepatitis B Update: Vaccination and Follow-up Hepatitis B Update: Vaccination and Follow-up
CDC outlines the indications for hepatitis B vaccination, including the number of doses, postvaccination serology, and when revaccination is needed.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary 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 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

Kenya:Medics Call for Mass Hepatitis B Vaccination in Prisons
[Nation] Medics have called for mass vaccination of all inmates and wardens in the country's prisons because of the high prevalence of hepatitis B. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health 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

Veterinary Group: Dogs Can ’t Get Autism, So Please Keep Vaccinating Them
Yes, you should vaccinate your pets. And no, they can’t get autism. That’s the surreal message the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is pushing out to pet owners. It comes amid a mounting trend of individuals who refuse to vaccinate their dogs due to a mistaken belief that shots can cause autism. This theory — which originally stems from a widely discredited and later retracted 1998 study that purported to find a link between autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine — has been repeatedly disproven in humans, and has no scientific basis when it comes to animals. “There’s currently ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Autism healthytime onetime Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

ACIP Recommends Heplisav-B Vaccine for Adults ACIP Recommends Heplisav-B Vaccine for Adults
Heplisav-B, a yeast-derived hepatitis B vaccine made with a novel adjuvant, is recommended for individuals aged 18 years and older, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of a Hepatitis B Vaccine with a Novel Adjuvant
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of a Hepatitis B Vaccine with a Novel Adjuvant
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recently recommended Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG), a yeast-derived vaccine prepared with a novel adjuvant, administered as a 2-dose series (0, 1 month) for use in persons aged ≥18 years. The ACIP Hepatitis Vaccines Work Group conducted a systematic review of the evidence, including data from four randomized controlled trials assessing prevention of HBV infection and six randomized controlled trials assessing adverse events in adults. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GSK to Compensate for Merck's Pediatric HepB Vaccine Shortage
In the face of a continuing shortage of Merck's pediatric hepatitis B vaccines, the CDC says GlaxoSmithKline will fill in with sufficient supply to meet full U.S. demand. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Uganda:Anger Over Fake Hepatitis B Vaccine
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -More Ugandans are infected with Hepatitis B than HIV, the virus which causes the dreaded AIDS. And both infections are spread the same way - through blood and other body fluids. Unlike HIV which destroys the immune system and opens up the sufferer to myriad infections, Hepatitis destroys the liver. And it generally kills faster than AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Eight Private Kampala Hospitals Named to Handle Hepatitis B Vaccine
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has named eight Kampala private health facilities to provide the Hepatitis B vaccine as they put in place measures to halt supply of fake drugs on the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fake Hepatitis B vaccines found at Ugandan health facilities
, sparking corruption concerns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Hospital Defends Self On Fake Hepatitis B Vaccines
[Monitor] Univic Medical Centre commonly known as UMC Victoria Hospital, a health facility in Kampala, has refuted the claim by the National Drug Authority (NDA) that they were administering fake Hepatitis B vaccines to clients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:No Hepatitis B Vaccination At Private Hospitals - Government
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has halted Hepatitis B vaccination in private health facilities and suspended medical camps sponsored by private health providers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Parliament Suspends Hepatitis B Vaccination in Private Clinics and Hospitals
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Parliamentary health committee has directed an immediate stop in Hepatitis B vaccination by private health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:NDA Seizes Fake Hepatitis Vaccines
[Observer] The National Drug Authority (NDA) is investigating how eight private hospitals and clinics came to sell counterfeit hepatitis B vaccines in Mbarara, Kampala and Mbale. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Halt Hepatitis B Vaccination, MPs Order
[Monitor] Parliament -Parliament's Health Committee has ordered private health facilities to stop carrying out Hepatitis B vaccination until the Health Ministry issues special approval. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Probes Hospitals Over Fake Hepatitis B Vaccines
[Monitor] KAMPALA/MBARARA -The government is set to investigate health facilities that the National Drug Authority (NDA) said it found with stocks of fake Hepatitis B vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tenofovir Fails to Add Extra Hepatitis B Protection for Vaccinated Newborns Tenofovir Fails to Add Extra Hepatitis B Protection for Vaccinated Newborns
Adding tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) to an aggressive treatment strategy fails to give extra protection to newborns at risk for contracting hepatitis B virus (HBV) from their infected mothers, according to a study at 17 public hospitals in Thailand.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Antiviral drug not beneficial for reducing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B when added to existing preventatives, study shows
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), an antiviral drug commonly prescribed to treat hepatitis B infection, does not significantly reduce mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus when taken during pregnancy and after delivery, according to a phase III clinical trial in Thailand funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study tested TDF therapy in addition to the standard preventative regimen -- administration of hepatitis B vaccine and protective antibodies at birth -- to explore the drug's potential effects on mother-to-ch...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Adult Vaccine Against Hepatitis B Gets a Boost
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Source: AARP.org News - February 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC panel approves new hepatitis B vaccine for adults
A CDC advisory committee unanimously recommended a new vaccine to prevent hepatitis B in adults, Dynavax Technologies Corporation announced. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B
Federal advisory panel recommends new vaccine against hepatitis B for adults (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Uganda:NSSF Offers Free Yellow Fever Vaccination During Customer Week
[Observer] National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has today kicked off its annual Customer Connect week with various activities including a medical camp that will see Ugandans get free Hepatitis B, diabetes and blood pressure screening and Yellow fever vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AAP Releases 2018 Immunization Schedule for Kids and Teens
(MedPage Today) -- New wording for hepatitis B vaccine timing in infants, optional dose of MMR in mumps outbreak (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ACIP Issues 2018 Child and Adolescent Vaccine Schedule ACIP Issues 2018 Child and Adolescent Vaccine Schedule
Recommendations clarify who should get a third dose of the mumps vaccine and highlight that the hepatitis B vaccine should be given to all nonpremature babies within the first 24 hours of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Panacea Biotec partners Serum Institute for hexavalent vaccine
The vaccine is a combination of six antigens to protect against six dreaded diseases - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type B and Polio. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunization
Anupdated Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people being immunized.Rates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are improving, but under-vaccination remains a problem that results in vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses. In Europe, 11,316 cases of measles were reported during 2012, and an estimated four to 50 million symptomatic cases of flu occur each year.Reminders can be sent to patients, parents or guardians, or whole populations when vaccines are due, either because ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit 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

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

Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates Subpar in Patients With HIV Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates Subpar in Patients With HIV
More than a third of patients with HIV infection fail to get hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination, despite a longstanding recommendation, report researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Increasing HCV/HBV Diagnosis in Urban Health Clinics Increasing HCV/HBV Diagnosis in Urban Health Clinics
This report details the use of a kiosk-based, audio-computer-assisted interview platform for identifying patients at risk for HCV or HBV infection or in need of HBV vaccination.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

GM humans: New vaccines made with synthetic genes will alter your DNA
(Natural News) Back in 2015, The New York Times published an article entitled, “Protection Without a Vaccine,” an in-depth look at immunoprophylaxis by gene transfer, or I.G.T. Described as a “novel approach” to fighting serious diseases like H.I.V., Ebola , malaria, hepatitis and even the common flu, the researchers involved in the development of I.G.T.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACP, CDC Issue Guidance on Hep B Screening, Treatment
The American College of Physicians and CDC released a clinical guideline on hepatitis B virus infection that offers recommendations on vaccination, screening and linking patients to care. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACP and CDC issue recommendations for hepatitis B screening, vaccination, and care
(American College of Physicians) Reducing chronic hepatitis B infections by screening at-risk adults, increasing hepatitis B vaccination rates, and linking infected persons to care is a public health priority, the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise in a new paper published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HBV Infection and Development of Non-hodgkin Lymphoma HBV Infection and Development of Non-hodgkin Lymphoma
This study investigated the association of HBV infection and risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Might HBV vaccination reduce the risk in certain populations?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article 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