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ECDC: Hepatitis A – Annual epidemiological report for 2016

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released the Hepatitis A – Annual epidemiological report for 2016. The report can be downloaded here.  

Hepatitis goes undiagnosed in cancer patients

Results from the largest study of hepatitis B and C and HIV infection prevalence in cancer patients show that an alarmingly high rate of undiagnosed acute and chronic hepatitis B…

Success with DAA for hepatitis C prior to stem cell transplant

The results of 2 reported case studies of children with chronic hepatitis C infection indicated that viral eradication can be achieved and maintained until full immune recovery throughout allogeneic hematopoietic…

Barriers to HCV treatment access from the drug user’s point of view: stigma, complex lives and damaged veins

Despite access to hepatitis C treatment treatment, many people who inject drugs still perceive numerous barriers to starting treatment, including the attitudes of healthcare workers, the difficulty of juggling treatment…

Egypt proposes plan to treat African hepatitis C patients

CAIRO - 16 January 2019: Minister of Health Hala Zayed unveiled an Egyptian initiative to treat African people from Hepatitis C, starting with the Nile Basin countries who have an…

HepVu releases state-level maps showing impact of hepatitis C epidemic across the U.S.

New data from Emory, UAlbany, and CDC show nine states make up more than 50 percent of hepatitis C infections ATLANTA, Jan. 16, 2019 – Today, HepVu launched new interactive maps visualizing state-level…

42% of adults with HBV in the US are coinfected with HDV, study finds

In the United States, 42% of adults with hepatitis B virus are coinfected with hepatitis D, suggesting a need for routine HDV testing among people with HBV, according to study…

Accelerating the elimination of viral hepatitis: The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology Commission

A global panel of experts have published their key recommendations to advance the fight against viral hepatitis. The Commission, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, assesses the global landscape…

HIV viremia, CD4 count determine response to hepatitis A vaccine

Nearly 4% of patients with HIV who received hepatitis A vaccinations during an outbreak demonstrated seroreversion, most of whom had HIV viremia and lower CD4 lymphocyte counts compared with those…

Merck loses bid to revive $200 million Gilead verdict at U.S. high court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a defeat to Merck & Co by refusing to hear its appeal of a ruling that it had dishonestly obtained patent rights and…

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