Progress Toward Hepatitis B Control - World Health Organization European Region, 2016-2019
This report describes progress toward hepatitis B control in the World Health Organization European Region. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 29, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Hepatitis B Hepatitis B Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Nigeria: 18 Million Nigerians Infected With Hepatitis - Govt
[Daily Trust] About 18 million Nigerians are estimated to be infected with hepatitis B and C, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Dallies As World Races to End Hepatitis Disease By 2030
[Premium Times] While countries such as Rwanda, Uganda and Benin Republic have established free testing for hepatitis, access to hepatitis testing and treatment in Nigeria comes at a cost. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

On World Hepatitis Day, WHO calls to eliminate disease by 2030  
The UN health agency pointed out on Wednesday, World Hepatitis Day, that every 30 seconds a person dies from a hepatitis-related illness and called for all countries to work together to eliminate this preventable disease as a public health threat by 2030.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

On World Hepatitis Day, WHO calls for elimination of the disease by 2030  
The UN health agency pointed out on Wednesday, World Hepatitis Day, that every 30 seconds a person dies from a hepatitis-related illness and called for all countries to work together to eliminate this preventable disease as a public health threat by 2030.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: 13th World Hepatitis Day - Free Screening Ongoing in Yaounde
[Cameroon Tribune] The exercise, taking place at the International Vaccination Centre ends on Friday, July 30, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Recognizing Hepatitis R & D on World Hepatitis Day
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are five main hepatitis viruses, with types A, B, C most common. In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that Americans were infected with 24,900 cases of hepatitis A and 21,600 cases of hepatitis B, many of which go undiagnosed because individuals do not know they are infected. Over the past several years, the biopharmaceutical industry has made significant progress in bringing medicines to patients that improve cure rates, reduce side effects and duration of treatment and expand treatment options. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Research and Development Drug Cost Hepatitis C Source Type: news

Vaccine sales help GSK beat forecasts
Demand for jabs for meningitis, diphtheria and hepatitis recovers after pandemic disruption (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: 'Hepatitis Can't Wait' - WHO Commemorates World Hepatitis Day 202
[WHO] Today, WHO joins the global community in celebrating World Hepatitis Day with the theme "Hepatitis can't wait", calling on all countries to work together to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. A hepatitis-free future is achievable with a united effort. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: This Is No Time to Neglect Hepatitis - 70 Million Africans Are Infected
[The Conversation Africa] In 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) set an ambitious target to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. This was followed by commitments from governments - including African countries - to develop national strategic plans for viral hepatitis and earmark resources to eliminate the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What do you know about hepatitis?
World Hepatitis Day will be observed on Wednesday, July 28, which makes this a good time to learn more about hepatitis. Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, usually caused by specific viruses. The five main strains of the hepatitis virus are referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. While they all cause liver disease, they differ in geographic prevalence, severity of illness and prevention methods. In the U.S., the most common forms… (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - July 28, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

CDC: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is hosting a virtual meeting on September 29-30, 2021. The agenda will include discussions on cholera vaccine, hepatitis vaccines, herpes zoster vaccines, orthopoxvirus vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine, and tickborne encephalitis vaccine. Includes information on how to submit public comments or request permission to make a public comment during the meeting. Registration is not required and the meeting is open to the public, available online via a live webcast. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 26, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

New Antiviral Drug Promising Against HBV New Antiviral Drug Promising Against HBV
A hepatitis B virus core protein allosteric modulator appears safe and shows antiviral action in patients with chronic HBV infection, according to a small company-funded study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sudan: Health Minister Calls for Better Precautions As Covid-19 Cases Rise in Khartoum, Port Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Port Sudan -- Minister of Health, Dr Omar El Najeeb, has announced increases in rates of COVID-19 infection in Khartoum and Red Sea states, and urged adherence to health precautions. He also confirmed cases of hepatitis among refugees in El Gedaref. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

European Duplicity Undermines Anti-Pandemic Efforts
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 2021 (IPS) Despite facing the world’s worst pandemic of the last century, rich countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) have blocked efforts to enable more affordable access to the means to fight the pandemic. Everyone knows access for all to the means for testing, treatment and prevention – including diagnostic tests, therapeutic medicines, personal protective equipment and vaccines – is crucial. Anis ChowdhuryEuropean deceit In October 2020, South Africa and India requested the WTO to temporarily suspend relevant provisions...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Screening at a Federally Qualified Health Center in the Midwest for Hepatitis C Among People Who Inject Drugs, 2019-2020
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

The virus trap
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) To date, there are no effective antidotes against most virus infections. An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a new approach: they engulf and neutralize viruses with nano-capsules tailored from genetic material using the DNA origami method. The strategy has already been tested against hepatitis and adeno-associated viruses in cell cultures. It may also prove successful against corona viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New COVID-19 vaccine candidate provides effective option for low- to mid-income countries
(Emory Health Sciences) Combining yeast-expression technology and a novel adjuvant formulation to produce a COVID-19 vaccine candidate is effective against SARS-COV-2 and promises to be easy to produce at large scale and cost-effective, important aspects for vaccinating people worldwide, especially in low- to middle-income countries. Results from the study, which applied lessons learned from the hepatitis b vaccine platform technology, are published online today in Science Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Willingness to Participate in Research Among Blacks With HCV Willingness to Participate in Research Among Blacks With HCV
Black people in the US are under-represented in HCV studies. What attitudes and beliefs may influence their willingness to participate in such research?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Cedar Project: exploring the role of colonial harms and childhood maltreatment on HIV and hepatitis C infection in a cohort study involving young Indigenous people who use drugs in two Canadian cities - Pearce ME, Jongbloed K, Pooyak S, Christian WM, Teegee MGWWM, Caron NR, Thomas V, Henderson E, Zamar D, Yoshida EM, Schechter MT, Spittal PM.
This study examined associations between childhood maltreatment, colonial harms and sex/drug-related risks for HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among young Indigenous people who use drugs. DESIGN: The Cedar Project is a cohort ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CDC: Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking nominations for the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT). The Committee is charged with advising CDC and HRSA on objectives, strategies, policies, and priorities for HIV, viral hepatitis, and other STD prevention and treatment efforts. Nominations are due by August 31, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 12, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis C vaccine could be rolled out within five years, says Nobel Prize winner who discovered virus
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) A vaccine to protect against infection with hepatitis C could be in use within 5 years, says Professor Sir Michael Houghton, who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology along with three other scientists for discovering the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in 1989. Sir Michael will discuss the development of a vaccine in a special presentation at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Appeals court upholds rationing of hepatitis C treatment
The Kentucky Department of Corrections can deny a life-saving but expensive hepatitis C medication to inmates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis B Virus Monitoring Needed After Liver Transplantation
FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 -- Health care providers should test liver recipients for hepatitis B virus (HBV) given the slight risk for unexpected donor-derived HBV infection, according to research published in the July 9 issue of the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rapid Hepatitis C Test Could Improve Diagnosis, Treatment
A simpler version of a test for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) may open testing to people in areas where medical care is limited. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unexpected Hepatitis B Virus Infection After Liver Transplantation - United States, 2014-2019
This report describes donor-derived hepatitis B virus infections after liver transplantation. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 8, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Hepatitis B MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Organ Translplants Source Type: news

Effectiveness and Renal Safety of TAF in Chronic HBV Effectiveness and Renal Safety of TAF in Chronic HBV
How does the renal safety of tenofovir alafenamide fumarate compare to that of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in a real-world clinical setting? Can switching from TDF to TAF reverse renal impairment?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Worse Survival With Recurrent AIH After Transplant Worse Survival With Recurrent AIH After Transplant
Autoimmune hepatitis that recurs following a liver transplant can impair both graft survival and overall survival.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Introducing birth-dose hepatitis  B vaccination would be cost effective in Burkina Faso
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

eGFR in HIV and HCV-coinfected Patients Receiving DAAs+ART eGFR in HIV and HCV-coinfected Patients Receiving DAAs+ART
This study assessed the changes in eGFR, a surrogate marker of renal function, in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients receiving sofosbuvir treatment for HCV along with antiretroviral therapy.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Antivirals May Fight SARS-CoV-2 Hepatitis C Antivirals May Fight SARS-CoV-2
Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir and nitazoxanide both appeared to clear SARS-CoV-2 infections in a preliminary trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Announces Update of 'Consolidated Guidelines On HIV, Hepatitis and STI Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Key Populations'
[WHO] WHO has made available the membership of the Guidelines Development Group (GDG) for the update of the WHO " Consolidated Guidelines on HIV, Hepatitis and STI prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations." These guidelines will be updated with relevant WHO guidance released since 2016 and also include new recommendations. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infected blood: Parents and pupils reveal they were kept in dark at stricken school
In a week of harrowing testimony, ex-pupils described how 72 friends died of Aids and hepatitis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EBR/GZR for HCV-infected People on Opioid Agonist Therapy EBR/GZR for HCV-infected People on Opioid Agonist Therapy
This study found that HCV-infected people with recent injectable drug use reach suboptimal HCV cure rates with elbasvir/grazoprevir.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Punjab introduces free testing, treatment of Hepatitis B in all govt health institutions
"Hepatitis B samples will be taken at these institutions from the patient free of cost, while the cost of the test will be reimbursed to the lab at the rate of Rs 851 by the state government," he said, as per an official statement. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Cross-Border Threats to Health... Namibia, Angola Collaborate On Infectious Diseases
[New Era] Health officials from Namibia and Angola gathered in Rundu for a three-day meeting to discuss strategies on strengthening cross-border collaboration for effective control of Hepatitis E virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Program to Develop Antivirals for COVID-19 New Program to Develop Antivirals for COVID-19
The Antiviral Program for Pandemics will allow the NIH to focus on antivirals for COVID-19 and other pandemic risks, including hemorrhagic fever and influenza, the way HIV and hepatitis C can be managed.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Virus Infections Among Men Who Have Sex with Men - Eight U.S. States, 2017-2018
This report describes trends in hepatitis A cases among men who have sex with men. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 17, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Diseases & Conditions Healthy Living Hepatitis A Hepatitis A Vaccination Infection MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Sexual Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Related Cognitive Impairment Hepatitis C Related Cognitive Impairment
This study assessed the prevalence and predictors of HCV-related cognitive impairment. Can it be reversed by anti-viral therapy?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Malaysia registers first hepatitis C treatment developed through South-South cooperation
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) New treatment combination for hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an additional affordable option for millions still waiting for access to lifesaving treatments in middle-income countries. Combination is safe and effective, including for hard-to-treat cases and people with HCV and HIV. New drug ravidasvir is the first HCV drug to be developed through South-South collaboration and with support from non-profit organizations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A third dose of COVID-19 vaccine increased antibody levels in organ transplant recipients with a sub
(American College of Physicians) A case series published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that a third dose of vaccine increased antibody levels in organ transplant recipients who had suboptimal response to standard vaccination. These findings suggest that clinical trials are warranted to determine whether booster doses should be incorporated into clinical practice for transplant patients, just as they have been for hepatitis B and influenza vaccinations. This is the first study to report on response to a third vaccine dose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves New Formulation of Epclusa, Expanding Pediatric Indication to Treat Children Ages 3 and Older With Chronic Hepatitis C
FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 10, 2021-- Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expansion of the pediatric indication of Epclusa (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir) for... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 10, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NIH-funded study tests “one-stop” mobile clinics to deliver HIV, substance use care
Trial underway to determine whether mobile clinics can help improve health outcomes for people with opioid use disorder (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 9, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Buprenorphine, News Release, Fentanyl, Hepatitis, Heroin, Infectious Diseases, NIDAMED News, Opioids, People with Drug Use Disorders, People with HIV or AIDS, Researchers, Treatment Research, HIV or AIDS, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Impact of HCV Treatment With DAAs on Healthcare Resources Impact of HCV Treatment With DAAs on Healthcare Resources
This study analyzed the use of healthcare resources in patients with chronic HCV before and after DAA treatment.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Judge blocks the marketing of Real Water after allegations that it causes liver failure
Real Water has been ordered to suspend all marketing of its product by a federal court. The company allegedly misbranded its product and is responsible for 16 hepatitis cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viral HCV Pandemic: Challenges and Threats to Its Elimination Viral HCV Pandemic: Challenges and Threats to Its Elimination
This review discusses what needs to be done to meet the WHO goal of the global elimination of the HCV pandemic by 2030, as well as the obstacles to its success.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Two-dose hepatitis B vaccine cost effective versus 3-dose vaccine
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - June 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Liver Transplant Outcomes Improving for US Patients With HIV/HCV Liver Transplant Outcomes Improving for US Patients With HIV/HCV
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection no longer confers worse patient survival in the era of direct-acting antiviral therapy, but the population remains underserved.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Africa: President Sisi Keen On Helping Africa Eradicate Hepatitis
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is keen on supporting Africa in eliminating hepatitis through an initiative to treat one million Africans for hepatitis C, Health Minister Hala Zayed said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: New Report Highlights Global Progress On Reducing HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections
[WHO] A new report released today, highlights achievements and gaps in the implementation of the global health sector strategies for HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from 2016-2021 and outlines key steps needed to eliminate these diseases as a public health threat by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news