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Florida latest place to declare emergency over hepatitis A

Officials have declared a public health emergency over the rising number of hepatitis A cases in Florida, the latest part of the country dealing with outbreaks of the liver disease. Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees declared an emergency Thursday to allow the state to spend more on testing and treatment, saying Florida has had more […]

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Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir is effective and well tolerated in individuals with hepatitis C

Two large ‘real-world’ studies conducted in Germany and the USA have confirmed the high rates of sustained virological response (SVR) observed in controlled clinical studies of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (G/P) involving individuals with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Across the two studies, which were presented today at The International Liver Congress 2019 in Vienna, Austria, a range […]

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Hepatitis B vaccine: Safety and side effects

Hepatitis causes inflammation in the liver. The cause of hepatitis B is a virus that can spread through the blood or other bodily fluids. Hepatitis B may not cause symptoms and will clear up without treatment in some cases. In other cases, however, it will require treatment and can cause issues such as digestive problems […]

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Hepatitis B vs. hepatitis C: Differences and which is worse

The most common types of hepatitis are A, B, and C. Hepatitis A is usually a short-term infection while hepatitis B and C can cause long-term, or chronic, infections. A person can have both hepatitis B and hepatitis C at the same time. This article will examine the difference between these two viruses, the treatment […]

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Spa’s ‘Vampire Facial’ clients urged to get tested for HIV, hepatitis after infection reported

Officials recommend that clients who sought procedures at VIP Spa, located in Albuquerque, N.M., get tested for blood-borne infections such as HIV and hepatitis B and C.  (iStock) Health officials have shut down a New Mexico spa that offers “Vampire Facials” after at least one client reported developing an unspecified infection following an undisclosed procedure […]

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Active substance raises hopes of curing hepatitis E

An international team of researchers has now found a possible active substance against the virus in the naturally occurring substance silvestrol. The substance inhibited the replication of pathogens both in cell culture and in a mouse model. The researchers led by Dr. Daniel Todt and Prof Dr. Eike Steinmann from the Department of Medical and […]

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Cost-effective universal screening for hepatitis C in France

An estimated 75,000 people in France are unaware they are infected by hepatitis C virus. An ANRS-funded study by Sylvie Deuffic-Burban, Ph.D., a research associate at IAME (Infection, Antimicrobials, Modeling, Evolution) (Inserm—Université Paris Diderot—Université Paris 13), and her team show that a universal screening strategy applied to hepatitis C is cost-effective and improves life expectancy […]