Week Ending August 30, 2021

What to know about hepatitis C in newborns
“Hepatitis C in newborns may occur if the person who birthed them has acquired infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). This happens when an unborn child contracts the infection while in the womb.”

Hepatitis C treatment to be provided to children by NHS
“Children in England are set to be the first in the world to be offered direct acting antiviral (DAA) tablets for hepatitis C, as part of National Health Service (NHS) plans to eradicate the disease entirely.”

A New Road Map to Help Countries End Hepatitis B and C by 2030
“It’s estimated that 58 million people are living with chronic hepatitis C across the globe, and about 1.5 million new infections occur each year. In the United States, about 3.5 million people have chronic hepatitis C, and nearly 41,200 new cases were reported in 2016, a number that’s expected to increase because of the opioid epidemic.”

What Is Hepatitis D?
“Delta hepatitis or hepatitis D virus (HDV) is a viral infection of the liver.1 You can get hepatitis D only once you’ve already been infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV).”

Pamela Anderson health: Bay Watch star’s ‘death sentence’ diagnosis – symptoms
“Far from the gossip that is usually shared about the star, Pamela Anderson revealed she had contracted the blood virus after sharing a tattoo needle with former husband Tommy Lee. Although speculation surrounding the truth in how she got the disease spread across the media at the time.”

Test for Hepatitis C During Every Pregnancy
“As of April 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that prenatal care providers screen all pregnant persons for hepatitis C, a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Chronic HCV infection does not cause symptoms in most people but can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.”