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Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
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

How Common Are Twins?
Discussion Twinning is the conception and development of more than one zygote during one pregnancy. Monozygotic (MZ) twins arise from one zygote that then splits to form two embryos so that the twins are necessarily of the same gender (male-male or female-female). Dizygotic (DZ) twinning arises from the development of two independent zygotes and therefore the genders may be the same or different (male-male, female-female or male-female). Increased risks of spontaneous DZ twinning includes increased maternal age, parity and gravity, family history including familial clustering, maternal obesity and overweight and smoking. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized 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

HealthWatch: Cancer-Detecting App; First-Time Dads Getting Older
BOSTON (CBS) — Pancreatic cancer usually has a poor prognosis, often because it’s caught too late, but could your smartphone one day give you an early warning? Researchers at the University of Washington are developing the BiliScreen app, which will allow people to screen themselves for pancreatic cancer and other diseases by snapping a selfie. The Biliscreen app in use. (WBZ-TV) One of the earliest signs of pancreatic cancer, and other conditions like hepatitis, is jaundice or yellowing of the eyes, which is caused by a build-up of a pigment called bilirubin in the blood. This BiliScreen app uses the smartphon...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Fathers HealthWatch Mallika Marshall Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt to buy InfaCare and its paediatric jaundice treatment stannsoporfin
UK-based pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt has entered an agreement to acquire InfaCare Pharmaceutical and its developmental product, stannsoporfin, used for the treatment of newborns with the risk of developing severe jaundice. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eliminate hepatitis: WHO
New WHO data from 28 countries - representing approximately 70% of the global hepatitis burden - indicate that efforts to eliminate hepatitis are gaining momentum. Published to coincide with World Hepatitis Day, the data reveal that nearly all 28 countries have established high-level national hepatitis elimination committees (with plans and targets in place) and more than half have allocated dedicated funding for hepatitis responses. On World Hepatitis Day, WHO is calling on countries to continue to translate their commitments into increased services to eliminate hepatitis. This week, WHO has also added a new generic treat...
Source: WHO news - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Pakistan tackles high rates of hepatitis from many angles
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Feature [doctype], Pakistan [country] Source Type: news

Overhaul your health by doing a natural gallbladder cleanse
(Natural News) Gallbladder stones are the crystalline formations that develop in the biliary tract, which vary in size and chemical composition. The condition is characterized by a number of symptoms including severe abdominal pain, heart burn, jaundice, and vomiting. Other symptoms of gallbladder stones include abdominal tenderness, chills, bloating, and extended pain on the right shoulder blade... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Our family ’s journey of the heart
When our son Nicholas was 5 weeks old, we brought him and his twin sister Emmy to our pediatrician for what we thought was a routine well visit. Though the twins had been born four weeks early, Nicholas had only been in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for a few days with low blood sugar and jaundice. Both babies seemed healthy and we had no major concerns. However, as we watched our pediatrician listen to Nicholas’ heart and pulse, we realized something wasn’t right. He told us the pulse in Nicholas’ lower extremities was weaker than the pulse in his upper body. He suspected Nichola...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Liz Wilson Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories autism spectrum disorder Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program coarctation of the aorta Dr. Anjali Sadhwani Dr. Caitlin Rollins Dr. Christopher Baird Dr. Samantha Butler Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms - these factors are putting YOU at risk
PANCREATIC cancer can cause symptoms including jaundice, itchy skin, indigestion, pain in the back or stomach and weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Anemia?
Discussion One of the most common problems in pediatrics is anemia. It is defined as “a lower than normal value for the related measurements of hemoglobin, hematocrit, and number of red blood cells”, usually 2 standard deviations below the normal for age. Normal hematological values change with age. For a discussion of which values are used click here. The most common type of anemia in childhood is iron deficiency which is commonly caused by inadequate stores (e.g. premature infant), inadequate intake (e.g. poor nutrition) or blood loss (e.g. menses). Anemia screening is recommended at age 9-12 months, and for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Prevent malaria - save lives: WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April
At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, malaria [subject], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

How Common is α -1-Antitrypsin Deficiency?
Discussion α-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AT) is a common single-gene mutation disease that is homozygous recessive. The normal allele is called M and the most common abnormal allele is Z. There are other alleles though. The gene codes for one of the primary protease inhibitors in the serum, thus those who are homozygous for the Z gene are sometimes referred to as “PIZZ” or “PIZ.” α-1-Antitrypsin is found in all body tissues but is especially important in the serum and lung. As noted it is one of the primary neutrophil protease inhibitors in the serum, and acts to neutralize these enzymes...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response
New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the large majority of these people lack access to life-saving testing and treatment. As a result, millions of people are at risk of a slow progression to chronic liver disease, cancer, and death. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Has Become A Looming Threat For Brazilian City-Dwellers
Brazil could be on the precipice of a serious yellow fever outbreak ― even though a vaccine for the disease has existed since the 1930s and is 99 percent effective. Health authorities in the country reported at least 600 laboratory-confirmed yellow fever infections and more than 200 deaths, primarily in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and São Paulo, between December and April 6. Hundreds of additional cases are still being investigated.  Yellow fever can be extremely serious, according to the Mayo Clinic. Acute symptoms can include fever, headache and dizziness, while more severe s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Boston Marathon: Brave and beyond
Brave. It’s the word inscribed on the simple band Mary Tremper wears on her left wrist. The band is a reminder from her son Shane that she possesses the strength and courage to bravely face the future. When Mary, a Boston Children’s Hospital Miles for Miracles runner, found the band in the hospital gift shop she knew it was from Shane. And as Mary has shared her son’s story with her teammates and listened to theirs, they have redefined brave, together. A few of their stories, including the Tremper’s, follow. Brave: Remembering Shane Shane in the Boston Children’s NICU. “I run for Shane. ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Liver transplant NICU RSV Source Type: news

Paying it 26.2 miles forward
There is a spot on the Boston Marathon route called “The Liver Mile.” It’s where the grind begins, where the storied course starts to tests runners and where legs often weary from pounding 16.8 miles of punishing roads. Yet, it’s also where 21-year-old Tom Williams, a liver transplant recipient from Dracut, Massachusetts, first fell in love with the idea of running the Boston Marathon. “I wasn’t thinking about the difficulty of it,” he says. “I was just thinking, I want to run for other people who are sick.” Located in front of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, “The...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Boston Marathon Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Dr. Khashavar Vakili Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) primary sclerosing cholangitis Source Type: news

How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gore wins FDA nod, launches Viatorr Tips endoprosthesis in US
W.L. Gore & Associates said today it won FDA premarket approval for and launched its Viatorr Tips endoprosthesis with controlled expansion designed for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedures. The Newark, Del.-based company said that the newly cleared Viatorr Tips endoprosthesis is designed with proprietary ePTFE graft lining to minimize transmural permeation of bile and mucin. Gore added that the addition of controlled expansion allows operating physicians to start at 8mm, the smallest diameter, and increase balloon size during implantation to optimize the diameter until the target pressure gradient i...
Source: Mass Device - March 9, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Stent Grafts Stents W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

The Scary But Rare Risk Linked To Exclusive Breastfeeding
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyperbilirubinemia: Tool Predicts When It's Safe to Stop Therapy Hyperbilirubinemia: Tool Predicts When It's Safe to Stop Therapy
A new tool may shave a day off many newborns'hospitalizations for jaundice, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Severe newborn jaundice could be preventable, mouse study shows
A protein that inhibits the enzyme that breaks down bilirubin in newborns has now been identified by researchers. Methods that block this inhibitor, and thus restore the enzyme ’s activity, could provide a new therapeutic approach for preventing or treating severe newborn jaundice. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Severe newborn jaundice could be preventable, mouse study shows
(University of California - San Diego) In a mouse study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified a protein that inhibits the enzyme that breaks down bilirubin in newborns. Methods that block this inhibitor, and thus restore the enzyme's activity, could provide a new therapeutic approach for preventing or treating severe newborn jaundice. The study is published Feb. 6 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hepatitis E – Chad
From 1 September 2016 until 13 January 2017, a total of 693 cases including 11 deaths of acute jaundice syndrome (AJS) have been reported from Am Timan, Chad. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil Could Become An Epidemic, Officials Fear
Public health officials in Brazil suspect that a small yellow fever outbreak in Minas Gerais, a populous landlocked state adjacent to São Paulo state, has infected 110 people and killed 30, according to a Friday report. There is a vaccine for yellow fever, but because the outbreak is taking hold in areas with low vaccination rates, officials are concerned that the disease could continue to spread beyond the state’s borders and cause a larger epidemic, according to the World Health Organization. Yellow fever is spread by the same mosquito that spreads Zika virus, dengue fever and chikungunya.&nbs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Outbreak In Brazil Could Become An Epidemic, Officials Fear
Public health officials in Brazil suspect that a small yellow fever outbreak in Minas Gerais, a populous landlocked state adjacent to São Paulo state, has infected 110 people and killed 30, according to a Friday report. There is a vaccine for yellow fever, but because the outbreak is taking hold in areas with low vaccination rates, officials are concerned that the disease could continue to spread beyond the state’s borders and cause a larger epidemic, according to the World Health Organization. Yellow fever is spread by the same mosquito that spreads Zika virus, dengue fever and chikungunya.&nbs...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

North Manchester hospital accused of leaving baby boy 'catastrophically' brain damaged
Ibrahim Mehdi was born healthy at North Manchester General Hospital but developed symptoms of jaundice - a usually harmless condition - just days later. But staff failed to act on it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Precautions Should A Childcare Center Take For A Child with Hepatitis C Infection?
Discussion It is estimated that 180 million people worldwide are infected with Hepatitis C (HCV) which includes ~11 million children. In the United States it is estimated that there were 30,500 acute HCV cases in 2014, and 2.7-3.9 million people with chronic HCV. Many infections are not identified. It is estimated that “…only 5-15% of HCV-infected children in the United States are identified.” Problems associated with HCV include acute hepatitis (including fever, malaise, dark-urine, abdominal pain, jaundice, appetite loss, nausea, emesis, clay-colored stools), acute fulminant hepatitis (not common in c...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Resilience Helps You Deal with Life ’s Challenges
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung When life gets complicated and messy, sometimes it’s easier to give up, make excuses about not having a choice, or cast aside aspirations and goals. After all, human behavior is unpredictable, especially when factoring in unexpected obstacles, disappointments, tragedies, pain and misfortune. Having the strength and vision to cultivate resilience, on the other hand, helps make life not only more interesting, but much more satisfying as well. I’d hazard to say I know something about building resilience, having endured...
Source: Psych Central - December 26, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Depression Happiness Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Relaxation and Meditation Spirituality family support mental health and wellness Optimism Positive Psychology Resilience Self Care self-compassion Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 8-Year-Old in Urgent Need of Liver Transplant
[The Herald] AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Masvingo baby is in urgent need of help to undergo a liver transplant in India as more minors continue to be diagnosed of severe Jaundice (Liver Cirrhosis and Biliary Atresia).Thayel Makatendeka Botsa (pictured right with her mother) requires $50 000 to cover medication and travel expenses. The baby's mother Mrs Adelaide Botse said Thayel was first diagnosed of severe Jaundice soon after her birth in March this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hereditary Spherocytosis
This article focuses on HS: its pathophysiology, clinical presentation in the neonatal period, natural history, and the relevant diagnostic features of evaluation. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - November 30, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Mahajan, V., Jain, S. K. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

Transcutaneous Bilirubin Testing Is Feasible in Neonates Transcutaneous Bilirubin Testing Is Feasible in Neonates
Transcutaneous bilirubinometry (TcB) is feasible and safe for evaluation of jaundiced neonates, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The Moment You Face Your Child's Mortality
You just read that title and thought "I know my kid is mortal. I've faced this." And I would agree with you before my daughter was diagnosed with cancer. But I didn't realize what my child's mortality really was until it slapped me in the face. I knew, when I got pregnant, that I had this precious life that I had to care for. It was up to me to keep her healthy and warm and safe. It was up to me to make sure she grew up into a moderately tolerable adult. But I didn't see the forest for the trees. I was too concerned with whether she was walking or talking or behaving the way she was supposed to. I was too concer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unilateral Scleral Jaundice in an Elderly Man: An Odd Finding
Left scleral icterus is the only prominent physical finding in the 86-year-old who presented with transient aphasia, ataxia, and general asthenia. Can you dx? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 8, 2016 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ali Ahmadizadeh, MD Pharlin Noel, PA-C Source Type: news

Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice)
Title: Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/24/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/6/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 6, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Sudan: Disease Rife in North Darfur Camps
[Radio Dabanga] Sortony -The rainy season in North Darfur has heralded new outbreaks of malaria, typhoid, and jaundice malaria among the displaced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Millions protected in Africa ’s largest-ever emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign
A major part of the largest emergency vaccination campaign against yellow fever ever attempted in Africa has been completed, with more than 7.7 million people vaccinated in record time in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This has been accomplished through an extraordinary network of partnerships and collaborations. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - September 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, yellow fever [subject] Source Type: news

Jaundice could be a sign of THIS serious illness - but what causes the skin to go yellow?
JAUNDICE is a health condition caused by a build up of a substance called bilirubin in the blood and tissue in the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jaundice (Hyperbilirubinemia in Adults)
Title: Jaundice (Hyperbilirubinemia in Adults)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/31/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 31, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Growing antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections
New guidelines for the treatment of 3 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were today issued by WHO in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - August 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, sexually transmitted infection [subject], sti, stis, sexually transmitted infection, sexu Source Type: news

Parents' agony as their baby is left deaf, disabled and partly blind after 'doctors decided against giving him a £1 blood test'
Brian Griffin, from Tewkesbury, had tell-tale signs of jaundice when he was just a few hours old as his skin turned yellow. His parents are now warning others that the condition can be life-destroying. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why Are My Eyes Yellow?
This article looks at why these groups of people might develop jaundice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Deadly Yellow Fever Spreading, Amid Global Vaccine Shortages
A WHO Yellow Vaccination book. Credit: IPS.By Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 2016 (IPS)As deadly yellow fever spreads to seven provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), new measures have been introduced to ensure that as many people as possible are immunised, despite global shortages of the yellow fever vaccine.Global emergency stocks of just 6 million yellow fever vaccines have been strained by the current outbreak, which began in Angola and has now spread to neighbouring DRC.To reach as many people as possible with the limited supply of vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) has started...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Yellow Fever Source Type: news

Michael R. Bloomberg Becomes WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases
The World Health Organization (WHO) has today named Mr Michael R. Bloomberg, philanthropist and former three-term Mayor of the City of New York, as Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - August 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, noncommunicable disease [subject], c Source Type: news

Sudan: Hepatitis E Outbreak in Sortony, North Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Some 134 cases of suspected Acute Jaundice Syndrome (AJS) have been reported since May 2016 in Sortony, North Darfur, according to the state Ministry of Health, M édecins Sans Frontières-España (MSF-E), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Sudanese organisation Anhar for Peace Development Organisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

7 Infections Athletes Could Get From Rio's Contaminated Waters
By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/03/2016 06:02 PM EDT on LiveScience The coastal waters around Rio de Janeiro, where many Olympic water competitions will soon take place, are reportedly teeming with harmful viruses and bacteria. So what illnesses might people catch if they swallow some of the water? If the water has been contaminated with raw sewage, as has been reported, then a number of common pathogens could be lurking there and make people ill, experts say. “There are many types of microbes in raw sewage that have the potential to cause human disease,” said Stephen Morse, a professor of epid...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sudan: Acute Jaundice Syndrome Cases in North Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Between 18 and 24 July, 45 new cases of suspected Acute Jaundice Syndrome (AJS) were reported in North Darfur's Sortony, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan said in its latest weekly bulletin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Jaundice Syndrome, Hepatitis E in North Darfur Camp
[Radio Dabanga] Sortony -Diseases prone to epidemics such as hepatitis E and acute jaundice syndrome spread in North Darfur's Sortony camp for the thousands of displaced people who have recently fled from Jebel Marra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Know your hepatitis status – increasing access to testing for a hidden infection.
To help countries build up national hepatitis testing and treatment programmes and to encourage more people globally to get tested, WHO will shortly release new testing guidelines for hepatitis B and C. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - July 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, European Region [region], Feature [doctype], Netherlands [country] Source Type: news