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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 29, 2016 , ... Conditions were ideal for Global Lyme Alliance’s (GLA) 2nd ... sunny skies, a light breeze and temperatures in the 60s. Over 400 runners, walkers ... and Walk and 1-mile walk were held to increase awareness about Lyme disease ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Spine Team Texas, a comprehensive spine physician group specializing in ... physicians has been invited to be a featured speaker at the Texas Society of ... April 30, 2016. , Dr. R. Scott McPherson, a physical medicine and rehabilitation ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... announces the Gyrociser, an exercise invention which aids in proper muscle development. , ... Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. "Globalization has threatened the ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Dr. Robert Mondavi, one of ... improve smiles. Cosmetic dentistry is a fast-growing field as more patients are discovering the ... to learn more about the options currently available to them and which ones might ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... , ... For those who skip meals occasionally (which is pretty much everyone), ... many new lifestyle diet tips offered by nutritionists Pam Bonney and Priya Lawrence of ... show. Bonny and Lawrence noted that because proper nutrition, including water, provides energy during ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016  While Abbott,s announced purchase of ... valve repair and stent business, healthcare research firm ... more firmly into patient monitoring.  Kalorama said that ... device areas, with double-digit growth expected the next ... Advanced Remote Patient Monitoring . Abbott Laboratories ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016 Treato , ... healthcare, announced today that it has been named a ... Vendor in Life Sciences, 2016, Stephen Davies ... report focuses on life-science- oriented analytics, algorithms and smart ... and doctors, confirm medication ingestion, and analyze unstructured information. ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016  ValGenesis, Inc., the market leader ... today announced that a prominent world provider ... chronic kidney failure has selected ValGenesis Validation ... validation process. The global medical device manufacturer ... manage their validation processes electronically. Upon completion ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: