CDC Viral Hepatitis Updates
Progress Toward Viral Hepatitis Elimination in the United States
The progress report shows how the nation is doing in reducing the burden of hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. The report provides information on progress in the implementation of recommended interventions and the impact these interventions are having on prevention of viral hepatitis transmission, disease, and associated mortality. Given a multitude of effective interventions, there is growing consensus that viral hepatitis can be eliminated as a public health threat in the United States, and while we have made some progress as a nation at reducing some of the burden of viral hepatitis, much work remains.
MMWR - Increased Risk for Mother-to-Infant Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus Among Medicaid Recipients ― Wisconsin, 2011–2015
Among Wisconsin Medicaid recipients, the rate of HCV infection during pregnancy is increasing. During 2011–2015, the proportion of women who had HCV infection before their date of delivery increased 93%, from 1 in 368 pregnancies to 1 in 192 pregnancies. Among the infants born to women who had evidence of HCV viremia during pregnancy, 34% received HCV testing per the recommendations and evidence of vertical transmission was documented in 4% of infants.
Outbreaks of hepatitis A in multiple states among people who are homeless and people who use drugs
Since March 2017, CDCs Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) has been assisting several state and local health departments with hepatitis A outbreaks that have occurred primarily among people who are homeless, people who use injection and non-injection drugs, and their close direct contacts.
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