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2014-07-28 13:17:19

The Lancet The first systematic analysis of hepatitis E virus (HEV) transmission by blood components indicates that about 1 in 3000 donors in England have HEV in their plasma. The findings, published in The Lancet, suggest that around 1200 HEV-containing blood components (eg, red cells, platelets, and fresh frozen plasma) are likely to be transfused every year in England. The study retrospectively screened 225 000 individual blood donations collected in south east England between Oct,...

Vaccines Protecting Children From Hepatitis A Outbreak
2013-06-09 07:34:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online While the number of people being affected by an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow, children have been largely spared, and routine vaccinations against the disease are being credited for that phenomenon. According to Elizabeth Weise of USA Today, of the 79 people who have contracted the potentially fatal liver disease, only one of them has been a child. Health officials were initially concerned that those...

2013-01-09 05:01:01

Sovereign Health of California has seen a drastic increase in number of patients seeking treatment for heroin addiction. Sovereign Health is committed to combating the spread of hepatitis C by treating heroin addiction through their innovative opiate addiction treatment plan and newly added technology enhanced aftercare monitoring program (T.E.A.M.). Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 08, 2013 Heroin is the most common name for an illegal and often more potent form of morphine, a drug used to...

2012-03-28 00:39:38

70,000 deaths and 3,000 stillbirths caused by infections New research funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 20.1 million individuals were infected with hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotypes 1 and 2 across 9 world regions in 2005. According to findings available in the April issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, there were 3.4 million symptomatic cases, 70,000 deaths, and 3,000...

2011-07-19 11:59:06

Rice University scientists define structure of astrovirus Rice University scientists have defined the structure -- down to the atomic level -- of a virus that causes juvenile diarrhea. The research may help direct efforts to develop medications that block the virus before it becomes infectious. The new paper by Professor Yizhi Jane Tao, postdoctoral researcher Jinhui Dong and their colleagues was published in today's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Tao's...

2011-04-03 22:00:33

Innovation in science Groundbreaking data presented today demonstrates, for the first time, in vitro infection and replication of swine hepatitis E virus (HEV) in human hepatocytes. This study also verifies that HEV is a zoonosis (infectious disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans), which has been suggested for a long time. HEV is a major cause of epidemic and acute sporadic hepatitis in many developing countries. It is also endemic in many industrialized countries, including...

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2009-07-21 20:30:00

Researchers at Rice University and their international colleagues have for the first time described the atomic structure of the protein shell that carries the genetic code of hepatitis E (HEV). Their findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could mean that new ways to stop the virus may come in the not-too-distant future.Rice graduate student Tom Guu was part of the research team led by Yizhi Jane Tao, an assistant professor of biochemistry and cell biology....


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