sábado, 30 de julio de 2016

CDC Viral Hepatitis Updates – World Hepatitis Day, July 28th

CDC Viral Hepatitis Updates – July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

Think NoHep this World Hepatitis Day - Blog by Dr. John Ward
CDC’s vision is to eliminate viral hepatitis in the United States 
and worldwide. World Hepatitis Day - July 28th - is an opportunity 
to highlight the global burden of disease and CDC’s efforts to 
combat viral hepatitis around the world.

World Hepatitis Day: Learn the ABCDEs of Viral Hepatitis
The five hepatitis viruses - A, B, C, D and E - are distinct; they can 
have different modes of transmission, affect different populations, 
and result in different health outcomes. While hepatitis B and 
hepatitis C cause the greatest global burden of disease, hepatitis A, 
hepatitis D, and hepatitis E are also global health concerns.

MMWR – Increased hepatitis C virus detection in women of 
childbearing age and risk of vertical transmission, 2011 to 2014 Recent increases in hepatitis C virus (HCV) detection in women of 
childbearing age reinforce the need for women at risk to get tested 
and for those infected to get treated before pregnancy to eliminate 
the risk of passing on the virus to their children. About 6% of infants 
born to women living with hepatitis C are infected with the virus 
during pregnancy or childbirth, though the likelihood increases if 
a woman has a high viral load or is co-infected with HIV.http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6528a2.htm

New Global Hepatitis, Outbreak, and Surveillance Technology 
(GHOST) Analytics Platform CDC recently deployed the Global Hepatitis, Outbreak and Surveillance 
Technology (GHOST) analytics platform into the cloud-based web service. 
GHOST technology combines laboratory and analytical techniques to 
automate comparisons of hepatitis C virus strains isolated from patients 
to speed detection of sources of outbreaks.  The cloud-based high 
performance computing platform enables state and local health 
departments to submit genetic information for the rapid identification 
of cases caused by similar viral strains, which may indicate a common 
source of infection.
CDC Viral Hepatitis Updates – July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

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