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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. --...

2010-01-11 12:24:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) today reacted favorably to the release by they Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the report of "Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: A National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C." This landmark study evaluated the burden from viral hepatitis and current preventive and management practices and recommended ways to reduce new cases of hepatitis B and C and morbidity and...

2010-01-11 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With today's release of a landmark study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Hepatitis and Liver Cancer: A National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C, finding that inadequate public-health resources are being allocated to national and local prevention, control, and surveillance programs, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) today renewed its call for the Administration, Congress, and the entire health care...

2010-01-11 10:00:00

Coalition will respond to the Institute of Medicine Report on Viral Hepatitis and support CDC research and programs ATLANTA, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the release of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on viral hepatitis, the CDC Foundation (the independent nonprofit partner of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), in partnership with CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis, recently launched the Viral Hepatitis Action Coalition. The Coalition is...

2009-12-17 06:30:00

HONG KONG, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AlphaRx Inc. (OTCBB: ALRX) announced today that it has signed an agreement that provides long-term supply of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for ARX1088, an orally active interferon inducer intended for the adjunctive treatment of Hepatitis in China and other emerging markets. Under the agreement, Venturepharm will be the primary supplier of AlphaRx's worldwide requirements for the compound. Hepatitis is a potentially life-threatening...

2009-12-14 13:42:00

Legislation Critical to Stemming Tide of Tens of Thousands of New Chronic Hepatitis Infections Annually WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation approved by Congress providing for federal funding of syringe exchange will be crucial in helping to reduce tens of thousands of new viral hepatitis infections occurring each year in the United States, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) said today. The provision was included in the FY 2010 Consolidated Appropriations...

2009-12-07 15:56:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With today's forthright and valiant announcement by Congressman Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) that he is undergoing treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) wishes to offer Congressman Johnson, Mrs. Johnson, and his entire family and staff our unwavering support as he works towards a cure. Congressman Hank Johnson is believed to be the first sitting Member of Congress to acknowledge he is afflicted with...

2009-11-23 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New peer-reviewed data finding that fewer than one-fifth of the nearly 4 million Americans infected with chronic hepatitis C virus have received anti-viral therapy in recent years should be a wake-up call that Congress needs to move urgently on bipartisan legislation to support new state-based detection, research, and surveillance efforts, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) said today. The NVHR warns that without congressional...

2009-11-11 12:17:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An article running in the new issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, "Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis May Lead to Boom in Serious Liver Disease," underscores the urgent need for Congress to act on new bipartisan legislation, HR 3974, that would increase funding for a comprehensive prevention, research, and medical management referral program for chronic hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis C virus infection afflicting...


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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