Infectious Disease Information/Hepatitis News

January 3, 2019

Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver Disease

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Infection with the hepatitis C virus can cause liver disease and even liver cancer. But once found, the virus […]
December 21, 2018

Hepatitis C Cases Cluster in States Hit Hard by Opioids

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More than half of Americans with hepatitis C are living in just nine U.S. states — five of those […]
November 6, 2018

Over 2 Million Americans Have Hepatitis C; Opioids Help Drive Spread

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More than 2 million Americans have hepatitis C — and the opioid epidemic is a major contributor to the […]
July 9, 2018

Hepatitis-Infected Kidneys May Be Safe New Option for Transplant

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If they’re already infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), patients in need of a kidney transplant might safely receive […]
May 2, 2018

Opioid Crisis Means More Newborns With Hepatitis C, But Few Get Tested

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Due to the U.S. opioid epidemic, hepatitis C is up among pregnant women, raising the risk for mother-to-child transmission […]
March 29, 2018

Too Few Baby Boomers Get Hepatitis C Screening

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite recommendations, only about one in 10 U.S. baby boomers has been screened for hepatitis C virus (HCV), a […]
March 6, 2018

Surgeons Safely Transplant Kidneys From Donors With Hep C

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In what could be a breakthrough in the world of organ transplants, Johns Hopkins researchers have taken kidneys from […]
January 4, 2018

Boy Who Died 450 Years Ago Gives Clues to Hepatitis Research

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The mummified remains of an Italian boy who died 450 years ago suggest the hepatitis B virus has infected […]