Need to Inject Then Infect a Human to Test Hep C Vaccine Need to Inject Then Infect a Human to Test Hep C Vaccine
Hepatitis C will not be eradicated without a vaccine, and an effective vaccine needs a challenge test in healthy humans, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Health Officials Encourage Vaccination Against Hepatitis A
In light of ongoing, significant outbreaks ofhepatitis A throughout the country, state health officials are encouraging vaccination against the hepatitis A virus. Although there is not a current outbreak in Wisconsin, the state did have four cases of hepatitis A reported earlier this year. Outbreaks have occurred in other Midwest states, including Illinois, and preparation for such an outbreak in Wisconsin is ongoing. Each year Wisconsin typically has 10...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 9, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Discovery of a restriction factor for hepatitis B virus
(Institut Pasteur) Hepatitis B is a viral liver infection that can lead to acute or chronic conditions. Although there is a vaccine that offers protection against the virus, current treatments which prevent the virus from replicating are not curative for infected individuals. Scientists at the Institut Pasteur working in collaboration with the CNRS have demonstrated that a cellular protein is capable of acting as a restriction factor for the hepatitis B virus by degrading the viral DNA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kemri, Cuba to Have Scientific Cooperation for Developing Crucial Vaccines
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Government of Cuba are working on scientific cooperation s to come up with a vaccine for Hepatitis B, HIV and foot problems associated with diabetes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

hepatitis b vaccine (Recombivax HB)
Title: hepatitis b vaccine (Recombivax HB)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 27, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Officials reach out to homeless to get vaccinated against hepatitis A as the liver disease surges
Health officials are urging homeless people and drug users to get the hepatitis A vaccine after more than 11,000 cases were reported across the country in 2018 with about 40 deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis B vaccination in preadolescents lowered the disease incidence rate in Catalonia
(University of Barcelona) Introducing hepatitis B vaccine in preadolescents meant a decline in the disease incidence rate by 52 percent according to a study in which the University of Barcelona took part. The study analyzed the efficiency and impact of the vaccination program set in Catalonia, Spain, 21 years ago. The results show that after introducing the program, the incidence rate in general population went from 2.5 per 100,000 people in 1991 to 1.2 per 100,000 people in 2014. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Computer-designed vaccine elicits potent antibodies against RSV
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus, a major cause of infant mortality worldwide, has been developed through computer design. Animal tests suggest the vaccine could provide potent, durable protection against RSV. The vaccine is being further developed for possible clinical trials. The nanoparticle platform will also be used to design potential vaccines for AIDS, hepatitis C and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Disturbing study reveals connection between brain damage and hepatitis B vaccine
(Natural News) The hepatitis B vaccine is routinely administered to newborns, often just a few short hours after birth. It’s a highly controversial practice; for many parents, the idea of vaccinating a delicate, newborn baby has been a hard pill to swallow. Now, new research confirms there is a link between the hepatitis B vaccine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new protocol for Hepatitis A vaccination to prevent a vaccine-resistant virus
(University of Barcelona) Researchers of the University of Barcelona (UB) have analysed, with massive sequencing techniques for the first time, the evolution of the Hepatitis A virus with samples from patients. The results, published in the journal EBioMedicine, show the presence of variants of the virus that could escape the effects of the vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chinese Blood Plasma Feared Contaminated With HIV Tests Negative, Investigators Say
(BEIJING) — Chinese investigators said Thursday tests on a batch of a plasma product feared to have been contaminated with HIV have turned up negative for the virus that causes AIDS. The result appears to have headed off the possibility of yet another scandal involving medical products in the country. Incidents include the falsifying of production records for rabies vaccines that prompted a nationwide crackdown on the industry and the injecting of other faulty vaccines. Public outrage over such scandals has alarmed the leadership of the ruling Communist Party, moving it to respond more quickly and firmly than in the ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized China onetime Source Type: news

FluMist, HBV Vax Make the 2019 Immunization Schedule
(MedPage Today) -- Also, routine hepatitis A vaccination for the homelessness (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 5, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

2019 ACIP Schedule Updates Influenza, Hepatitis Vaccine Recs 2019 ACIP Schedule Updates Influenza, Hepatitis Vaccine Recs
The schedule also includes updated recommendations for influenza and hepatitis B vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hepatitis B | Medscape Hepatitis B | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on hepatitis B infection. Read the latest on prevention of hepatitis B virus with the hepatitis B vaccine. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the possible side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine?
Side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine can include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. There may also be no side effects at all. Learn more about the possible side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Uganda: Government On Course With Hepatitis B Vaccinations
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Government is carrying out vaccinations of adults infected with Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) majorly in the North and North Eastern regions, as efforts are made to extend the treatment to other regions of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaxelis (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus b Conjugate [Meningococcal Protein Conjugate] and Hepatitis B [Recombinant] Vaccine) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Travellers hunt for Twinrix vaccine during shortage
Canadians packing up to head south on vacation this winter may have trouble finding the vaccines they need to protect themselves against diseases such as hepatitis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine for newborns
Newborns receive the hepatitis B vaccine to prevent them from contracting the hepatitis B virus during their lifetime. Learn more about the benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Hepatitis C | Medscape Hepatitis C | Medscape
Review clinical reference information, guidelines, and medical news on hepatitis C--hepatitis C symptoms and hepatitis C treatment. Read about hepatitis C transmission, hepatitis C tests, hepatitis C vaccine, and hepatitis C cure. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

New strains of hepatitis C found in Africa
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The largest population study of hepatitis C in Africa has found three new strains of the virus circulating in the general population in sub-Saharan Africa. The discovery suggests certain antiviral drugs used in the West may be less effective against these strains, and local clinical trials of patients are urgently needed. Published in Hepatology, the study could inform hepatitis C vaccine development and assist the World Health Organisation's aim of eliminating hepatitis C globally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chronic hepatitis B virus infection
This Seminar describes the epidemiology of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, vaccination, pathophysiology, risk factors and management of chronic HBV infection, and existing controversies, concluding with a discussion of future prospects. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis B: vaccine recommendations during supply constraints
These recommendations say that the overall supply of hepatitis B vaccine to the UK has improved and vaccine is available for all indications. The temporary recommendations and other related documents will remain on gov.uk in case of future supply constraints as the same principles of prioritisation will apply. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Record Prompts Can Improve Hepatitis Diagnosis Health Record Prompts Can Improve Hepatitis Diagnosis
Despite guidelines, one in five people with HIV have not been tested for hepatitis C and one in three have not been vaccinated for hepatitis B. Can electronic health record reminders change this?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A linked to Charlotte's Village Tavern, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at a Charlotte restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern, 4201 Congress St., was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  “According to the Centers for Disease Control, the vaccine must be given within 14 days of exposure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Hepatitis A linked to Charlotte's Village Tavern, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at a Charlotte restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern, 4201 Congress St., was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  “According to the Centers for Disease Control, the vaccine must be given within 14 days of exposure… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Health Dept: Hepatitis A linked to SouthPark restaurant, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at this SouthPark restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked on Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  The Village Tavern is located at 4201 Congress St., Suite 190. “Acc ording to the Centers for Disease Control… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Health Dept: Hepatitis A linked to SouthPark restaurant, vaccinations encouraged
Roughly 150 people who ate at this SouthPark restaurant should receive a Hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible, health department officials said Thursday. That comes after an employee at Village Tavern was diagnosed with the viral disease earlier this week. Patrons who ate at that establishment and employees who worked on Oct. 30 should be vaccinated within the next six days.  The Village Tavern is located at 4201 Congress St., Suite 190. “Acc ording to the Centers for Disease Control… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Why are there so many shortages of common vaccines?
Vaccines against Hepatitis A and B, shingles, yellow fever and even rabies are just some of the injections Canadians are having a tough time finding. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

ACIP Recommends HepA Vaccine for Homeless Patients
During the Oct. 24-25 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group discussed topics including recommending the hepatitis A vaccine for people who are homeless. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACIP Recommends Hep A Vaccine for Homeless Patients
During the Oct. 24-25 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group discussed topics including recommending the hepatitis A vaccine for people who are homeless. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a vaccine for hepatitis C?
While vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B, researchers are still developing a vaccine for hepatitis C. Learn more about future treatments in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

CDC Panel Backs Routine Hepatitis A Shots for Homeless CDC Panel Backs Routine Hepatitis A Shots for Homeless
ACIP seeks to address outbreaks of the liver-damaging infection in the United States. The panel also tweaked the adult, child, and teen vaccination schedules.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Expert panel urges hepatitis A shots for homeless in U.S.
This is the first time a routine vaccination has been recommended for homeless persons. Officials hope to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious liver disease. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

CDC committee recommends routine hepatitis A vaccination for homeless people
An advisory committee of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend the use of routine hepatitis A vaccination for all homeless people ages 1 year and older to protect them against infection. The CDC is expected to approve the committee's recommendation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US advisory group urges hepatitis A shots for homeless
For the first time, a U.S. advisory committee is recommending a routine vaccination for homeless people, voting Wednesday to urge hepatitis A shots for the homeless to prevent future outbreaks of the contagious liver disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A and B Vaccinations
Title: Hepatitis A and B VaccinationsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 15, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

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

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

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

Inovio launches Ph1 study of Hep C vaccine
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:INO) and its partner, GeneOne Life Science (KSE:011000), said today that the companies have dosed the first patient in a Phase I study designed to test a preventive vaccine against hepatitis C infection. The companies plan to recruit 24 study participants to evaluate Inovio’s GLS-6150 candidate. Participants will include people who have a sustained virologic response following treatment for Hep. C, as well as healthy controls. They are slated to receive one of two doses of vaccine, administered intra-dermally and followed by electroporation with Inovio’s Cellectra device. Get t...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Inovio Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds
Requiring health insurers to pay for adult vaccinations given at retail pharmacies could help prevent the spread of deadly communicable diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal infection and human papillomavirus, according to a  new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Many insurers do not cover pharmacy-administered vaccines; cover a limited selection of vaccines; or require people they insure to get vaccinated only at pharmacies within their insurance network, the study reports.Overall vaccination rates in state are lowThe overall vaccination rate among adult Californians is far below federa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training 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

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

Uganda:Why Uganda War Against Hepatitis B Is Not Won Yet
[East African] Although Uganda has undertaken a mass vaccination campaign since 2015 against Hepatitis B, the prevalence of the disease in the country remains at a high 4.3 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African 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

Uganda:Hepatitis B Vaccine Runs Out, More Than 1,000 At Risk
[Monitor] More than 1,000 people are reportedly at risk of missing the second immunisation cycle against Hepatitis B due to stock-outs at Bupandengo Health Centre III in Nawanyago Sub-county, Kamuli District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pediarix (Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Hepatitis B and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NFID Initiative Working to Up Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates
FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 -- A new initiative to increase hepatitis B virus vaccination rates among at-risk adults has been developed, according to a report from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) published in support of World... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heplisav B (Hepatitis B Vaccine Solution for Intramuscular Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 27, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news