Navigation Links
Hepatitis C Screening Program in Wales

The National Public Health Service for Wales (NPHS) has announced that the actual risk of anyone contacting Hepatitis C was very rare after a caseworker was apparently diagnosed with the disease in a dental surgery. Around 5,500 patients in Gwynedd are to be screened for the virus.//

"The team has assessed the risk to patients and is preparing a comprehensive communications strategy to contact patients who have been treated by the healthcare worker," a statement released by the NPHS said. "The risk of patients contacting hepatitis C is very small and the contact programme is being taken on a precautionary basis."

Hepatitis C is the infection or inflammation of the liver and is caused by a blood-borne virus. The disease is very contagious and spreads when blood of an infected person enters into the bloodstream of another. Some of the symptoms of the disease are fatigue, weight loss, nausea, 'flu-like symptoms, problems concentrating, abdominal pain and jaundice.

"The danger is certainly very slight, but assuming this is just an infected worker, there's no reason why in a dental surgery their blood should be spilt onto your blood and get into your system," said Charles Gore, chief executive of the Hepatitis C Trust. "Nonetheless, it's a very sensible precaution to screen everyone".

He added that even if anyone was infected there was adequate treatment available. "In a worst case scenario, if someone was infected, there is now very effective treatment available, particularly effective if the diagnosis is early and is caught in the first six months," he said. "Although this is a very serious disease, there's a lot that can be done about it and in this case, the risk is going to be very small".


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Vitamin B for Hepatitis
2. Hepatitis G May Boost HIV Survival
3. Cure for Hepatitis B
4. Hepatitis E virus made impotent
5. Sharing injection equipment spreads Hepatitis C
6. Lymphomas Link to Hepatitis C
7. Hepatitis shots is promising
8. Need for Hepatitis Booster Questioned
9. Good News for HIV Patients Also Suffering From Hepatitis C Virus
10. The Link Between Hepatitis B Vaccine And Multiple Sclerosis Questioned
11. The Effectiveness Of Hepatitis B Vaccine Questioned
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Sikka Software announced today ... Meeting. Their Ecosystem empowers dentists to make complex business decisions by providing the tools ... receive a free fee survey with 10 procedures customized by zip code. , ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... Scott Newman MD, FACS of New ... plastic surgeons in the New York City area to utilize the new, non-invasive ... heat-induced laser treatment for fat loss in the abdomen, flanks, and other areas ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 ... ... training for healthcare professionals worldwide today released the results of a survey of ... Middle East and Africa found a growing global demand for high quality online ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 ... ... manufacturer and engineer of patented products, announces the Unstoppable Swappables, a household invention ... Window Coverings Industry makes $2 billion a year and is growing at 2.6%," ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... November 29, 2015 , ... "I ... games. Things that as a Mother and Wife would love to do, I missed. ... that I just happened to call Dr. Zaidan first. They have changed my life ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/29/2015)... 29, 2015   Royal Philips  (NYSE: PHG, AEX: ... at the 2015 Radiological Society of North America Annual ... Place in Chicago . Visitors to ... company,s broad portfolio of integrated Diagnostic Imaging, Clinical Informatics, ... clinical performance, improve workflow and create a superior patient ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... Nov. 29, 2015   National Decision Support Company ... client base, including notable statewide implementations. As a ... solution, ACR Select, more than 1 million times ... workflow. ACR Select provides real-time feedback on the ... and has been implemented at over 100 healthcare ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... PHILADELPHIA , Nov. 27, 2015  Lannett ... that it has completed the acquisition of Kremers ... pharmaceuticals subsidiary of global biopharmaceuticals company UCB S.A. ... --> Lannett has acquired KU from UCB ... to certain adjustments, including a customary working capital ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: