OPINION: Protect yourself from Hepatitis B
July 28 was the World Hepatitis Day. This year’s theme was. “Bringing hepatitis care closer to you”, seeks to raise awareness about the need to simplify and expand hepatitis care to primary health institutions, community-based venues, and areas outside hospital premises.
Strawberries recalled after possible link to hepatitis A
Fresh strawberriesPhoto by Matthew Henry from Burst. "If you are unsure of what brand you purchased, when you purchased your strawberries, or where you purchased them from prior to freezing them, the strawberries should be thrown away," the FDA said in a warning notice.
13 cases of rare hepatitis in children reported in Colorado
(Denver, Colo.) Since November, 13 cases of unexplained hepatitis in children have been reported in Colorado. The cases are part of an ongoing international uptick in hepatitis cases in children. Worldwide, 450 cases have been reported and 11 children have died. Since last October, the U.S. has reported 180 cases under investigation in 36 states.
Mystery Liver Disease Seen In Children In The U.S. And Europe
A small, but telling, number of cases of pediatric hepatitis have been documented in the U.S. and parts of Europe. So far, there are 74 cases in the U.K., with similar cases in Spain, Ireland and the U.S.. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), case reporting will likely gain momentum in the coming days are doctors face new challenges in evolving infectious diseases.