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Despite new guidelines, too few infants born to mothers with hepatitis C were screened for the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has learned difficult lessons from such outbreaks over the past five years.
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned virtual health from a niche service into a mainstay of modern medicine. But it’s not working for everyone.
Twelve states have an adult obesity prevalence of 35% or more.
A flu shot can save lives and conserve medical resources for those fighting the coronavirus.
Hepatitis A and B can be prevented with vaccines, and hepatitis C can be cured with antiviral treatment.
Weeks after testing positive for the coronavirus, one in five young adults without chronic conditions had not fully recovered.
The CDC recently expanded its hepatitis A vaccine recommendation and now advises it for all people with HIV older than 12 months.
Only 46% can trace the source of their infection—usually a family member or a coworker.
Researchers found that half of the cases diagnosed through this approach were among people born after 1965.
Be #HepAware2020 and learn the ABCs of viral hepatitis.
The updated symptom list includes muscle pain, sore throat and loss of taste or smell.
Experts recommend that everyone should wear cloth face masks in public.
For example, African Americans are more likely to have the virus compared with other races.
People in their 20s and 30s now account for more than a third of newly reported chronic hep C.
The CDC calls for everyone to be tested and for all pregnant women to be tested during every pregnancy.
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