jueves, 14 de mayo de 2015

Viral Hepatitis Updates from CDC - MMWRs, Hepatitis A Vaccination & Travel, AETC webinar series

Viral Hepatitis Updates from CDC - MMWRs, Hepatitis A Vaccination & Travel, AETC webinar series


Viral Hepatitis Updates from CDC
MMWR - Increases in Hepatitis C Virus Infection Related to Injection Drug Use Among Persons Aged ≤30 Years — Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, 2006–2012
This report shows that trends in new cases of HCV infection are highly correlated with trends in substance abuse treatment admissions for opioid dependency and opioid injection in four states in the central Appalachian Region.

MMWR - Identification and Linkage to Care of HCV-Infected Persons in Five Health Centers — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012–2014 This report describes strategies for integrating HCV testing into primary care settings.

Prevent Hepatitis A: Get Vaccinated Before You Travel
Hepatitis A is common in many parts of the world, particularly in some popular travel destinations such as Mexico, Central and South America.  CDC released an advisory to travelers to Tulum, Mexico as public health officials have recently identified 28 cases of hepatitis A in 12 states as of the end of April.  Unvaccinated travelers to Tulum and other areas where hepatitis A is common are at risk of getting infected with the virus. 

Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis – United States, 2013
CDC released the 2013 Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report, which provides data on the number of new cases of hepatitis A, B, and C as well as data to inform our understanding of the current epidemiology of chronic hepatitis B and C in the United States. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Statistics/2013Surveillance/index.htm 


Thunderclap - Hepatitis Awareness Month 
Participate in the 
Be #HepAware Thunderclap on May 19th. Thunderclap allows supporters to sign up in advance and share a unified message simultaneously across social media platforms- twitter, Facebook or Tumblr.  Sign up for a one time post that will be sent on May 19th at 12:00 p.m. EDT/9:00 a.m. PDT. Join this effort: http://thndr.it/1z5X2cF.

New England AIDS Education and Training Center webinar series: “The Hidden Epidemic”: HIV and Hepatitis B Prevention, Screening & Care for African Immigrants
African immigrants constitute a highly diverse and rapidly growing group in the United States that is disproportionate impact by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B. Barriers for engagement in prevention, screening and care services for African immigrants include stigma, cultural beliefs, fear of immigration and lack of awareness. The New England AIDS Education and Training Center webinar series includes:
  •  Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B Among African Immigrants: Current Status, Barriers, and Challenges – Thursday, May 21ST, 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
  • Improving HIV Prevention, Screening and Clinical Care for African Immigrants – Monday, June 1ST, 3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
  • Improving Hepatitis B Prevention, Screening and Clinical Care for African Immigrants – Monday,June 15TH, 3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Additional information about the webinar series, including how to register, is available athttps://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=6upt2l80w4h6 

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