American Airlines passengers may have been exposed to hepatitis A

(HealthDay)—Passengers on several American Airline flights in the United States may have been exposed to hepatitis A by a flight attendant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC said the flight attendant had diarrhea on several flights during the period in which he was considered infectious, so it is investigating and notifying passengers who may have […]

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Why Isn't There a Hepatitis C Vaccine—And When Can You Expect One?

Most people get vaccinated against so many diseases as a child that it can be easy to assume you’ve received vaccines for practically everything. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and some infections still pose a threat. Take hepatitis C, for instance, an infection that can attack your liver and inflammation and even liver damage in some cases. The hepatitis C virus […]

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Transplanting kidneys from patients with hepatitis C could be SAFE

Transplanting kidneys from patients with hepatitis C could be SAFE: Trial finds 53 people stayed free of infection after receiving the donated organs Currently, people with hep-C cannot donate kidneys unless recipient is infected  But American scientists say process is safe after trial of 53 patients in Memphis The participants all stayed free of hepatitis C infection after the procedure  […]

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Health panel: Millions of US kids should get hepatitis shot

A scientific panel is recommending that more than 2 million U.S. kids get vaccinated against hepatitis A. Thirteen years ago, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended hepatitis A shots for all U.S. children at age 1. On Thursday, the panel said the shots should be given to older children who weren’t vaccinated earlier, including 14- to 18-year-olds who turned […]

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Dirty Surgical Instruments Tied to Hundreds of Infections at Colorado Hospital, Lawsuit Alleges

Dozens of people are suing a hospital in Colorado, alleging that improper cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments at the facility led to hundreds of infections, according to news reports. The lawsuit was filed this week by 67 patients who underwent surgery at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver between 2015 and 2018, according to the Denver Post. The patients allegedly […]

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Man takes 20 kilos – and then the skin and eyes turn suddenly yellow

Pain the young man had, but his face and the eyeballs had turned over night. With a yellow-entered the 21-addiction-Year-old to the emergency room of the University hospital in Toronto, Canada. Besides, he was sick and his urine was dark, he said. Apparently, he suffered from acute Hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver. The extremely high liver values in the […]

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Always Tired? The liver might be sick!

Fatigue and lack of concentration after the holidays: signs of liver disease The Easter holidays are coming up. Anyone who travels in the distance, you can also bring serious disease with home. If you feel unusually tired and listless, you should consult a doctor. Liver disease can be cause. Lack of concentration and lack of drive are symptoms for Hepatitis […]

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As Opioid Crisis Continues, More Donor Organs Carry Hepatitis C

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 — Add another hardship to the many already triggered by the opioid epidemic: More donated organs infected with the hepatitis C virus. “The ongoing U.S. opioid crisis has resulted in an increase in drug overdose deaths and acute hepatitis C virus infections, with young persons (who might be eligible organ donors) most affected,” explained a team […]

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Surgery center possibly exposed thousands of patients to HIV, hepatitis

More than 3,000 patients of a surgery center in Bergen County, New Jersey, may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, according to the New Jersey Department of Health and the HealthPlus Surgery Center in the town of Saddle Brook. A letter from the HealthPlus Surgery Center was sent out this month notifying patients who had a […]

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Why Baby Boomers Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C

Getting tested is important because when left untreated hepatitis C can become chronic in adults who contract it.(Getty Images) If you’re one of the 74 million baby boomers in the United States – people born between 1946 and 1964 – you probably think about a host of health issues. The ABCs (D's and E's) of Hepatitis Chances are you pay […]

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