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

QuickStats: Percentage of Residential Care Communities, by U.S. Census Region --- National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2012--2016
During 2012-2016, the percentage of residential care communities located in the West increased from 36.4% to 40.8%. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 1, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Community Health Healthcare Hepatitis Hepatitis A MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Travelers' Health Vaccines Long-term Care Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Intestinal Colonization and Possible Iatrogenic Botulism in Mouse Bioassay-Negative Serum Specimens --- Los Angeles County, California, November 2017
Mouse bioassay is the standard test for botulinum neurotoxin detection. However, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry testing can be 10-100 times more sensitive than MBA but is not yet widely available. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 1, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: Hepatitis Hepatitis A MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Travelers' Health Vaccines Source Type: news