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Hepatitis (INACTIVE)

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  • Baby Boomers 5X more likely to get Hepatitis C

    Baby Boomers 5X more likely to get Hepatitis C
    Are you one of the nearly 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964? Well, congratulations baby boomers. You've made it through some crazy times and you're still here. However, there's a disturbing new trend among your generation and we're not talking...
  • Another Hepatitis C infection linked to Hays Medical Center

    Another Hepatitis C infection linked to Hays Medical Center
    A third Hays Medical Center patient has testing positive for a strain of hepatitis C. According to Hays Daily News, the strain is closely related to that carried by a former contract employee at the hospital. That employee is a traveling contract...
  • OUR HEALTH: New Hepatitis C Treatment Clinic Brings Specialized Treatment to Local Patients

    OUR HEALTH: New Hepatitis C Treatment Clinic Brings Specialized Treatment to Local Patients
    Anewly formed infectious disease clinic in Lynchburg, VA is bringing expert medical care to those in the area with hepatitis C. An estimated 3.2 million people in the United States have a chronic hepatitis C viral infection. Most of them don’t even...
  • Andover couple file Hepatitis C suit against Pennsylvania hospital

    Andover couple file Hepatitis C suit against Pennsylvania hospital
    PITTSBURGH -- A Kansas woman who says she was infected with hepatitis C by a former medical technical has filed a lawsuit against a Pittsburgh hospital. Linda Ficken claims that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was negligent for not...
  • McDonald's customers warned of hepatitis exposure

    McDonald's customers warned of hepatitis exposure
    SAN DIEGO -- People who recently visited the McDonald's restaurant in College Grove may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus, county officials said. An employee at the fast food restaurant, which is located inside the Wal-Mart store at 3412 College...
  • Who should be tested for Hepatitis C?

    Who should be tested for Hepatitis C?
    Baby boomer alert! The government has come out with a draft recommendation that all those born between 1945 and 1965 be tested for Hepatitis C. The virus that causes chronic infections in eight of 10 affected and leads to liver disease, was first...
  • CDC proposes testing baby boomers for hepatitis C

    CDC proposes testing baby boomers for hepatitis C
    A new proposal to screen all baby boomers for hepatitis C means doctors face the prospect of educating an entire generation about an infection often associated with risky behaviors, such as sharing needles and unprotected sexual contact. A blood-borne...
  • FDA approves FIRST drug for the PREVENTION of sexually acquired HIV

    FDA approves FIRST drug for the PREVENTION of sexually acquired HIV
    On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationannounced it had approved the drug combination of 300 mg tenofovir and 200 mg emtricitabine (TDF/FTC; brand name Truvada) for daily use by uninfected adults to help prevent the sexual acquisition of HIV. ...
  • Fmr. Hospital Lab Tech Accused in Hepatitis C Outbreak

    Fmr. Hospital Lab Tech Accused in Hepatitis C Outbreak
    EXETER, N.H. -- A former medical technician was arrested on Thursday in connection with a hepatitis C outbreak at a hospital in Exeter, New Hampshire, a federal prosecutor announced. David Matthew Kwiatkowski, 32, is accused of infecting at least 30...
  • Hepatitis C danger for Hays patients

    Hepatitis C danger for Hays patients
    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and HaysMed in Hays are working jointly to notify patients who underwent cardiac catheterization from May 24, 2010, to September 22, 2010, of potential exposure to hepatitis C. The U.S. Attorney for the...
  • Department of Health Working to Notify Patients of Hepatitis C Exposure

    Department of Health Working to Notify Patients of Hepatitis C Exposure
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Allegheny County Health Department are working with two hospitals to notify patients treated during 2008 and 2010 about possible exposure to hepatitis C. The hospitals...
  • Andover woman told to get tested for Hepatitis C

    Andover woman told to get tested for Hepatitis C
    An Andover woman recently learns she may have been exposed to Hepatitis C while being treated at Hays Medical Center.  The Hays hospital sent Linda Ficken a letter telling her to get tested for Hepatitis C. Ficken is one of 460 patients Hays Med is...