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2010-03-30 14:23:32

In Korea, there has been a rapid epidemiological shift in hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection as a result of rapid economic development. The adult cases of acute hepatitis A have increased rapidly during the past 10 years due to the emergence of susceptible adults in Korea. After 2000, symptomatic cases of HAV infection markedly increased and the age of affected patients was significantly higher before 2000 than after 2000. This transitional pattern also has been reported in other Asian...

2010-03-16 14:50:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Warning that "systemic underfunding of the Centers for Disease Control's Division of Viral Hepatitis puts millions of Americans' health and well-being at risk," the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) today called on the Administration to work with Congress to take decisive action this year to fix the funding failure for viral hepatitis screening, surveillance, and early intervention programs. While an estimated 5 million Americans are...

2010-03-11 17:52:00

In the news release, Bipartisan Capitol Hill Media Event: Health Experts, Lawmakers to Urge Federal Government to Fix the Funding Failure for Chronic Viral Hepatitis, issued 11-Mar-2010 by National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that Maria H. Sjogren, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief of Department of Clinical Investigation, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., will no longer be in attendance at this event. The complete, corrected release...

2010-03-11 11:31:00

NVHR Chair Lorren Sandt; Representatives Hank Johnson, Mike Honda, Anh 'Joseph' Cao and Bill Cassidy; and Dr. Maria Sjogren to Participate in Capitol Hill Media Briefing Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Noon - 1 p.m. 2456 Rayburn House Office Building WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regrettably, the federal government is failing more than 5 million Americans who are estimated to be infected with chronic viral hepatitis B or C. Because of inadequate federal funding for screening...

2010-02-24 10:30:00

Institute of Medicine makes recommendations to prevent HBV and HCV infections A recent report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) confirmed that 3.5 to 5.3 million people (1-2 % of the U.S. population) have chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. Despite efforts by federal, state and local government agencies to control and prevent these diseases, they remain a serious public health concern. The major factor impeding efforts to control HBV and HCV is lack of...

2010-02-03 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With most liver cancer caused by undetected or untreated hepatitis B or C viral infection, the 22,000 new cases of liver cancer that are diagnosed each year could be dramatically reduced if Congress took decisive action to close the funding gap for federal viral hepatitis education, screening, and surveillance programs, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) said today. NVHR made the comments in conjunction with World Cancer Day 2010,...

2010-02-02 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just weeks after the Institute of Medicine (IOM) blasted the federal government for its failure to respond to the nation's viral hepatitis epidemic, the Administration has continued a pattern of neglect with its 2011 budget proposal. In calling for an inadequate funding increase of $1.8 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Viral Hepatitis, the Administration has shortchanged five million Americans...

2010-01-27 17:46:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ms. Lorren Sandt, Chair of the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) issued the following statement in advance of the President's State of the Union Address. NVHR is a coalition of more than 150 public, private, and voluntary organizations dedicated to reducing the incidence of infection, morbidity, and mortality from chronic viral hepatitis that afflicts more than 5 million Americans: "With tonight's State of the Union address, the...

2010-01-19 09:59:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that U.S. gastroenterologists will treat a larger proportion of treatment nonresponder hepatitis C patients with Vertex/Tibotec/Mitsubishi Tanabe's telaprevir than Merck's boceprevir. U.S. gastroenterologists indicate that they would prescribe telaprevir to 50 percent of their hepatitis C non-responder patients. Telaprevir is...

2010-01-11 13:17:02

Stepped-up vaccination requirements, a boost in resources for prevention and treatment, and a public awareness campaign similar to the effort that dispelled the stigma of HIV/AIDS are needed to curb the health threats posed by hepatitis B and hepatitis C, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Chronic hepatitis B and C cause thousands of cases of liver cancer, liver disease, and death each year -- taking the heaviest toll among Asians, Pacific Islanders, and blacks in the U.S. --...


Latest Viral hepatitis Reference Libraries

Hepatitis B
2013-02-25 09:11:23

Image Caption: This electron micrograph reveals the presence of hepatitis-B virus HBV "Dane particles", or virions. Credit: CDC/Wikipedia Hepatitis B: What Is It? Hepatitis simply means a swelling or inflammation of the liver. The type hepatitis that a person contracts (there are 5 common forms) affects their long-term prognosis. The most common and most severe of these different types of liver infection is Hepatitis B, which is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is typically...

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2011-01-24 12:50:52

Hepatitis A, caused by hepatitis A virus, is an acute infectious disease of the liver that is transmitted person to person by ingestion of contaminated food or water or through direct contact with an infectious person. Millions of people are believed to become infected with HAV every year. The incubation period is two to six weeks and on average is 28 days. In less developed countries the HAV is usually contracted in early childhood. Clean water helps to decrease contraction of HAV. In 90%...

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2011-01-20 19:23:30

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae. It consists of a core of genetic material surrounded by an icosahedra protective shell of protein. The genome consists of a single open reading frame that is 9600 nucleotide bases long. HCV replication takes several steps. It primarily replicates in the hepatocytes of the liver. It can also reproduce in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. There is a wide variety of genotypes and...

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2011-01-20 19:14:56

Hepatitis B virus, HBV, is a part of the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. HBV can lead to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and has been linked to pancreatic cancer. It is classified as a species of the Orthohepadnavirus. Similar viruses have been found worldwide in great apes and monkeys. There a few different genotypes and they all differ by at least 8% of the sequence and have distinct geographical distributions and this has been associated with anthropological history. Type A is...

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2011-01-12 15:49:29

Hepadnaviruses can cause liver infections in humans and animals. The two recognized genera are Genus Orthohepadnavirus and Genus Avihepadnavirus. It has a small genome of partially double-stranded, partially single stranded circular DNA. It is a group 7 virus that uses an RNA intermediate during replication. Most people who come into contact with the virus are able to clear the infection alone although some cannot and usually progress to fulminant hepatitis. It can cause sever liver...

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