Navigation Links
PA Health Department Provides Hepatitis B Vaccinations, Discusses Risk Factors
Date:5/19/2008

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Calvin B. Johnson today discussed the importance of Hepatitis disease awareness and vaccination during an immunization clinic at a shelter in Harrisburg.

"Homeless individuals are considered at high risk for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A because they usually do not have health care insurance or ready access to medical care," said Dr. Johnson. "While we must reach out to vulnerable communities and target our education and testing efforts, it is important to remember that anyone can be at risk and should be aware of this disease."

The Department of Health will offer Hepatitis B immunization clinics at shelters throughout the state during the month of May as part of Hepatitis Awareness Month.

The CDC estimates that there are 200,000 new cases of Hepatitis B in the U.S. per year. According to Department of Health statistics, 192 newly infected (acute) Hepatitis B infections were reported in 2007. Most of these infections were among high risk adults with characteristics including men who have sex with men, intravenous drug users, immigrants and adults attending HIV and STD clinics.

Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The virus can cause scarring of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure and death. Hepatitis B virus is transmitted through blood and body fluids, so that one can contract it by sharing items that may have blood on them (i.e. needles, razors), having sexual contact with someone who is infected, or passing from mother to child during birth. An individual can be infected with the Hepatitis B virus and not be aware of the infection for many years.

For more information on Hepatitis awareness and prevention, contact the Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH or visit http://www.health.state.pa.us.

<
'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
3. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
4. More proof needed of safety and quality of electronic personal health records
5. Health care incentive model offers collaborative approach
6. Loneliness is bad for your health
7. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
8. Green Tea May Brew Up Healthier Skin
9. For Health Info, Women Often Turn to the Web
10. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
11. U.S. Research Funding Continues to Flatten as U.S. Health Costs Climb - in August 31 Science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/1/2014)... by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ... UK,s vital industrial control systems which run, for ... and the rail network. , The research ... or malware infiltrating the systems behind our critical ... Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems (RITICS), based at Imperial ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 1, 2014) Despite a policy focus on ... disabilities, this vulnerable population continues to have significant ... The Journal of the American Dental Association , ... Tufts University School of Dental Medicine report on ... at-home oral care provided by caregivers to adults ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... October 01, 2014 Familylifeinsurancequotes.org has ... life insurance for senior citizens. , Senior citizens ... will now sell coverage to seniors who are over ... be purchased without taking a medical examination. , Term ... online and senior clients can qualify. Having life insurance ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Insuranceragents.info has released a new ... insurance plan for vulnerable family members. , Life insurance ... Providers in the family should always carry a life ... for the rest of the family. , Clients ... benefit more from temporary coverage or from a permanent ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... October 01, 2014 Lifeinsurance-policy.com has ... the best life insurance prices for smokers. , Smoking ... insurance premiums. Comparing quotes is the best method to ... quotes for customers who need coverage. , Whole ... duration of the policy. Since the coverage is permanent, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:£2.5 million to recognize and reduce cyber-attack threats to critical infrastructure 2Health News:To improve oral health of adults with developmental disabilities, support caregivers 2Health News:To improve oral health of adults with developmental disabilities, support caregivers 3Health News:Affordable Term Life Insurance - Senior Citizens Can Qualify for Coverage! 2Health News:Life Insurance for Families - Clients Can Compare Affordable Rates Online! 2Health News:Affordable Whole Life Insurance Premiums for Smokers! 2
... January 27, 2009 A prospective clinical trial from ... large early gastric cancer to be a feasible and ... useful in the en bloc removal (in a single ... the risk of a local recurrence caused by removing ...
... MAXIMUS MULTIMEDIA INTERNATIONAL , a ... of what is in store for the hotel guest ... flagship pilot program hit the stage in downtown Nashville ... )The new program, Maximus Overdrive, is part of the ...
... U.S. officials say illnesses linked to tainted peanut butter ... (HealthDay News) -- The Georgia facility that produced the ... salmonella outbreak has a history of health-inspection violations, according ... reported Monday that the outbreak, which has now sickened ...
... The Centene Foundation for Quality,Healthcare announced today that ... Women,s Wellness, Inc. (CBWW) to support Journey to Wellness, ... among black women. , Through ... drama, movie nights with discussion sessions, and tea parties ...
... beauty really in the eye of the,beholder? Does sex appeal ... the more promiscuous sex? These and other fascinating questions,form part ... premiering Sunday, February 8 at 9 PM ET (9:00 PM ... SCIENCE OF SEX APPEAL delves into our deepest subconscious ...
... impotence study uses soft words about hard seats suggesting ... needed to determine the cause, " says patent-granted author ... conclude motorcycle seats as causation for impotence.""Bicycling or hard ... on the groin rather than modern day cruising seats. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Magnetic-anchor-guided endoscopic submucosal dissection shows promise for gastric cancer 2Health News:Magnetic-anchor-guided endoscopic submucosal dissection shows promise for gastric cancer 3Health News:Magnetic-anchor-guided endoscopic submucosal dissection shows promise for gastric cancer 4Health News:Maximus Rocks the Doors off Rocketown at Cancer Benefit Concert Featuring the Pink Spiders, The Running and SupreX 2Health News:Maximus Rocks the Doors off Rocketown at Cancer Benefit Concert Featuring the Pink Spiders, The Running and SupreX 3Health News:Salmonella Outbreak Site Has History of Health Violations: Report 2Health News:Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare Awards Grant to Center for Black Women's Wellness 2Health News:This February Discovery en Espanol Delves Into The Subconscious World of Attraction in 'Science of Sex Appeal' 2Health News:This February Discovery en Espanol Delves Into The Subconscious World of Attraction in 'Science of Sex Appeal' 3Health News:Motorcycle Seats NOT The Cause of Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction for Bikers 2
(Date:10/1/2014)... 1, 2014 Quantum Materials Corp (OTCQB:QTMM) ... of photoactive quantum dots for use in ... numerous advantages for solar power generation, the high ... quantum dots with which to develop thin film ... commercial utilization and acceptance. The company is also ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... FREMONT, Calif. , Oct. 1, 2014 ... ARDX ), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused ... announced positive results from its 371 patient ... patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C).  ... and clinically meaningful improvement in IBS-C symptoms ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... , Switzerland , October 1, ... leader in Clinical Genomics and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) ... allowing clinicians to run full cystic fibrosis analysis in ... the identification and characterisation of all types of variants ... performance. Until now, it has not been ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Quantum Materials Scaling Up Photoactive Quantum Dot Production for Solar Power Generation 2Quantum Materials Scaling Up Photoactive Quantum Dot Production for Solar Power Generation 3Ardelyx Reports Positive Results from Its Phase 2b Clinical Trial Evaluating Tenapanor in IBS-C Patients 2Ardelyx Reports Positive Results from Its Phase 2b Clinical Trial Evaluating Tenapanor in IBS-C Patients 3Ardelyx Reports Positive Results from Its Phase 2b Clinical Trial Evaluating Tenapanor in IBS-C Patients 4Ardelyx Reports Positive Results from Its Phase 2b Clinical Trial Evaluating Tenapanor in IBS-C Patients 5Ardelyx Reports Positive Results from Its Phase 2b Clinical Trial Evaluating Tenapanor in IBS-C Patients 6Sophia Genetics Launches Full CFTR Analysis in Single Clinical Grade NGS Experiment 2
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... its catalogue: External ... Russia, India, China, South Africa) to ... External Defibrillator Market ...
... Orthopedic Group, Inc. today announced the appointment of Vinit ... immediately.  Mr. Asar joined the company in December 2008 ... nearly 20 years of global business operations experience in ... his new position, Mr. Asar will continue to lead ...
Cached Medicine Technology:External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 2External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 3External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 4External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 5External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 6External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 7External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 8External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 9External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 10External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 11External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 12External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 13External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 14External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 15External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 16External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 17External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 18External Defibrillator Market Outlook in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to 2017 19Hanger Orthopedic Group Appoints Vinit K. Asar to President and Chief Operating Officer 2Hanger Orthopedic Group Appoints Vinit K. Asar to President and Chief Operating Officer 3
... line of Surgical Access ...unlike any trocar ... trocar system is actually four systems in ... flexible and clinically adaptive to all of ... disposability and bladed or dilating tip styles, ...
... FPK01 Thoracic Trocar Pak contains: ... flexible sleeves and (1) 12mm ... ,FPK02 Thoracic Trocar Pak contains: ... flexible sleeves., ,FPK03 Thoracic ...
... Thoracic Trocar Sleeve consists of ... is designed to prevent puncture ... once the cavity has been ... threads on the sleeve which ...
... that the trocar should be a seamless ... and speeding the process. So we spent ... meets the needs of the most demanding ... The only trocar that affords the surgeon ...
Medicine Products: