Week Ending May 23, 2022

Hepatitis Awareness Month: Help Your Patients Live(r) Longer
“May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, recognizing a disease that can be both acute or chronic as well as infectious and non-infectious. Hepatitis can have a widespread impact on the health and pharmaceutical needs of patients. It also carries a stigma that may make patients hesitant to seek treatment or disclose their condition.”

The Opioid Epidemic and Hepatitis C Infections: What’s the Connection?
“Hepatitis C (hep C) is a liver disorder caused by the bloodborne hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hep C can go undetected for years or even decades and may silently damage your liver, leading to serious health consequences.”

Can You Pass On Hep C to Your Kids?
“Hepatitis C, or hep C, is a type of viral infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (aka, HCV). While some cases heal on their own, more than half of hep C cases can become chronic.”

Department of Health announces hepatitis C elimination plan
“During Hepatitis Awareness Month, the Rhode Island Department of Health is raising awareness about hepatitis and encouraging all Rhode Island adults to get tested for hepatitis C at least once.”

Hepatitis C Is Making a Comeback
“In the United States, hepatitis C seemed like one those diseases that might be hailed as a success story. Transfusions with unscreened blood products were a major source of infections before a test for the virus that causes the disease started being used in the 1990s. Afterward, infections from transfusions in the United States stopped occurring.”

8 Steps to Take Before Starting Hepatitis C Treatment
“Hepatitis C (hep C) is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). If you were recently diagnosed with hep C, there are several ways you can contribute to the success of your treatment.”

CDC to investigate whether adenovirus is ‘incidental’ in children with mysterious hepatitis
“Health officials will investigate whether the incidence of adenovirus in many children who are part of a mysterious hepatitis outbreak is “incidental,” the U.S. Center for Disease Control said Friday.”