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Millions of Americans Are Living With Hidden Epidemics of Hepatitis B and C, Top Experts Warn
Date:9/27/2010

upport services;
  • Strong public education campaigns and improved surveillance must be put in place to help prevent new infections;
  • Policies must be established to ensure that health care associated hepatitis infections are treated as a "never event;" and
  • The investment in hepatitis-related biomedical and behavior must be significantly increased – and should be more proportionate to the public health threat associated with hepatitis.

  • The full report is available on AASLD's website www.aasld.org and TFAH's website www.healthyamericans.org.

    The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is the leading organization of scientists and healthcare professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease and whose vision is to prevent and cure liver disease through its mission to advance the science and practice of Hepatology, Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, thereby promoting liver health and optimal care of patients with liver and biliary tract diseases. www.aasld.org

    Trust for America's Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. www.healthyamericans.org

    This release was issued through The Xpress Press News Service, merging e-mail and satellite distribution technologies to reach business analysts and media outlets worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.XpressPress.com.

    Media contacts: Laura Segal (202) 223-9870 x 27 or lsegal@tfah.org or Gregory Bologna 703-299-9766 x 2221 or gbolog
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    SOURCE The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
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