Latest Gujarat hepatitis outbreak Stories

2010-09-30 17:10:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas Frieden's release of "six winnable battles" in health care, Ms. Lorren Sandt, Chair of the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and Executive Director of Caring Ambassadors Program, based in Portland, Oregon, released the following statement: "The CDC's newly released 'six winnable battles' strategy makes a mockery of the broad-based, comprehensive, and integrated...

2010-08-05 12:46:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation introduced today by Senator John Kerry, "The Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Control and Prevention Act," would transform our nation's approach to identifying and treating chronic viral hepatitis B and C and is urgently needed to prevent a looming tidal wave of fatal cases costing our health care system tens of billions of dollars annually by 2024, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) said today. NVHR is the national...

2009-05-29 20:54:17

The most common forms of hepatitis A, B, and C are preventable, a U.S. liver specialist says. Dr. William Lee of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas says donated blood is now routinely screened for viruses so hepatitis B and C are no longer contracted through the blood supply, but spread mainly by injection drug use and by sexual transmission. Hepatitis A can be contracted through food borne transmission or hand-to-mouth exposure to individuals during their...

2009-02-21 15:55:12

Authorities in India are targeting stores selling bogus drugs and used syringes after a hepatitis B outbreak left 32 people dead, officials said Saturday. CNN reported five healthcare providers have been arrested over the incidents. Public health officials have recorded 111 cases of hepatitis B infection in India's western Gujarat state. Of the cases, 32 have died, CNN reported. Press Trust of India reported Saturday officials have collected samples of drugs and syringes for testing....

2009-02-18 11:50:40

An investigation is underway in the Indian state of Gujarat, where 19 people have died during recent weeks in a suspected hepatitis outbreak, authorities say. Malayappan Thennarasan, the Sabarkantha district's top administrative official, said Wednesday the deaths blamed on hepatitis have all occurred in less than two weeks and another 70 people are feared to have been infected with the same virus strain, CNN said. Thennarasan said 17 of those individuals thought to be infected with the...

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