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2010-07-14 16:09:00

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With millions of Americans living with HIV/AIDS, chronic viral hepatitis, or a combination of both, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) welcomes the Administration's recognition of the need for better care coordination and integration of services for these individuals and supports recommendations contained within the new National HIV/AIDS strategy released yesterday in Washington. As the Administration's interagency working group...

2010-07-12 15:23:00

Wildlife Trust Scientist Employs Advanced Genetic Sequencing to Uncover New Pathogen NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wildlife Trust, the global conservation health organization, announced the discovery of a previously unknown pathogen that may offer insight into the origins of the Hepatitis C virus. The virus, tentatively named GBV-D, is related to a group of GB viruses, previously only known to occur in monkeys and humans. Dr. Jonathan Epstein, Associate Vice President of...

2010-07-02 20:19:58

Viral hepatitis affects more than 500 million people worldwide and is a cause of liver failure and liver cancer. While vaccines are available for hepatitis A and B, this is not the case for hepatitis C, which affects as much as two percent of the population in the U.S. Scientists today are reporting discovery of a virus related to hepatitis C in Asian bats, which may provide insights into the origins of the hepatitis C virus and into the mechanisms by which infectious diseases move from other...

2010-06-25 11:16:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced approval of the first rapid blood test for antibodies to the hepatitis C virus (HCV) for individuals 15 years and older. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test is used to test individuals who are at risk for infection with HCV and people with signs or symptoms...

2010-06-17 11:19:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., Executive Director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) testified before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform today at a hearing entitled, "Viral Hepatitis: The Secret Epidemic." Levi called for significantly increased emphasis on prevention, identification, research, and treatment of this largely silent disease. Levi held that early screening and treatment could save thousands of lives and...

2010-06-15 09:36:00

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress prepares to shine a spotlight this week on chronic viral hepatitis, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) today launched a new targeted print advertising campaign to urge swift action on bipartisan legislation providing federal funding for state-based screening and early intervention programs. NVHR's new advertising initiative comes in advance of a hearing Thursday, June 17, before the full House Oversight &...

2010-06-14 23:43:00

SINGAPORE, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians expect the rate of diagnosis to continue rising in Australia due to heightening of awareness among general practitioners regarding screening and treatment for Hepatitis C. Screening of Hepatitis C patients in Australia, especially among illicit drug users, has resulted in a spike in the number of diagnosed cases of Hepatitis C virus (HCV). In 2009, an estimated 77 percent of patients-at-risk with Hepatitis C were diagnosed, and this figure is...

2010-06-02 10:43:00

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Late last month, the Member States at the 63rd World Health Assembly in Geneva adopted an historic resolution calling on the World Health Organization to develop a comprehensive global approach to the prevention and control of chronic viral hepatitis. The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) applauds this resolution and believes it will play a critical role in advancing the development of a coordinated global strategy to fight a disease...

2010-05-28 00:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche Diagnostics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Premarket Approval for its Elecsys Antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) assay. The Elecsys Anti-HCV assay is an in-vitro diagnostic test for the qualitative detection of total antibodies to hepatitis C virus in human serum or plasma. Roche received approvals for the anti-HCV test on three platforms: the stand-alone cobas e 411 analyzer for low-volume...

2010-05-26 08:00:00

ATLANTA, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- To help healthcare workers improve patient safety, the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) is launching a new educational video for U.S. healthcare providers that is a straight-to-the-point, 10-minute lesson on safe injection practices. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/cdcfoundation/44341/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100526/MM10661) The video is targeted to...


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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