Navigation Links
Hepatitis Rates Plummet in the U.S

There is good news for a change, from the Centers for Disease Control// and Prevention, U.S.

According to CDC officials, hepatitis statistics have decreased significantly in their count, over the last decade.

The officials attribute this mainly to routine hepatitis immunizations, in children.

The CDC reports that more than 100,000 Americans were infected with hepatitis viruses in 2005, compared to about 500,000 in 1995.

Hepatitis A, B and C are the three most commonly occurring forms of acute viral hepatitis in the United States.

Hepatitis B and C can lead to liver cancer and death.

From 1995 to 2005, new cases of reported acute hepatitis A plummeted by 88 percent to an incidence rate of 1.5 per 100,000 people. During the same period, reported cases of acute hepatitis B plunged 79 percent to a rate of 1.8 per 100,000 people, according to CDC figures.

Epidemiologist Annemarie Wasley of the CDC, expressed satisfaction with the prevention efforts taken by health authorities ,in promoting the widespread use of hepatitis A and B vaccines.

"Rates are declining for all ages, but much of the decline is driven by declining rates in children, which is the age group that has been covered by routine vaccination for both hepatitis A and B," Wasley said.

She also encouraged more efforts to ‘drive down rates among intravenous drug users, homosexuals and heterosexuals with multiple sex partners’.

Hepatitis A, B and C are viruses that cause inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis A is often spread through ingesting food that has been contaminated with fecal material. Unlike those infected with hepatitis B or C, those who recover from hepatitis A cannot transmit the disease.

Hepatitis B is often spread through sexual contact or exposure to contaminated blood. Hepatitis C is also caused by exposure to contaminated blood, especially through blood transfusions or the sharing o f hypodermic needles.

Hepatitis A is generally not considered to be as dangerous as hepatitis B or C, which can lead to liver cancer, liver failure and even death.

About 4.5 million Americans are living with chronic Hepatitis B or a third form of the disease, Hepatitis C.

While vaccinations against hepatitis A and B have been available for several years, there is no vaccine yet against hepatitis C.

Kevin Fenton, the director of the CDC division that manages viral infections such as HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis lauded the CDC announcement as: “one of the big public-health success stories of the last 10 years.”
NN
'"/>




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:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter ... bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set ... , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 ... dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery ... are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, ... Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the ... Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a ... an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate ... assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty ... Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. ... and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, ... GBT ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel ... with significant unmet needs, today announced the closing ... 6,400,000 shares of common stock, at the public ... the shares in the offering were offered by ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today ... allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care ... coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of product ... a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing HCEI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... According to a new market ... Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, ... of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global Forecasts ... market for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. ... by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, growing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: