CDC Viral Hepatitis Updates
CDC Health Advisory - Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections among Persons Who Use Drugs and Persons Experiencing Homelessness
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments are investigating hepatitis A outbreaks in multiple states among persons reporting drug use and/or homelessness and their contacts. This Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory. alerts public health departments, healthcare facilities, and programs providing services to affected populations about these outbreaks of hepatitis A infections and provides guidance to assist in identifying and preventing new infections..
Viral Hepatitis and Gay and Bisexual Men
June marks Pride celebrations for many cities around the country. As gay and bisexual men enjoy the festivities, it is important for them to be safe and take care of their health. Unfortunately, outbreaks of hepatitis A have been and are occurring among men who have sex with men in several different US cities. The good news is that hepatitis A is easily preventable with a safe and effective vaccine.
Medscape CDC Expert Commentary - Hepatitis B Update: Vaccination and Follow-up
CDC Expert Sarah Schillie, MD, MPH, MBA discusses new recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the prevention of hepatitis B virus infection in the United States. If you are not a registered user on Medscape, please register for free or login without a password.