Medical Health Cluster


CDC Recommends Universal Hepatitis B Screening of Adults

Adults should be tested for hepatitis B virus (HBV) at least once in their lifetime, according to updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is the first update to HBV screening guidelines since 2008, the agency said. “Risk-based testing alone has not identified most persons living […]

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As Unexplained Hepatitis Spreads, WHO Urges Action

Despite recent progress, more than 350 million people globally live with viral hepatitis and more than 1 million die annually—a greater toll than from HIV and malaria combined. Amid unexplained increases in childhood hepatitis cases in 34 countries, the World Hepatitis Alliance and World Health Organization (WHO) urged renewed efforts to eliminate […]

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Unexplained Acute Pediatric Hepatitis Cases Worldwide

The CDC is investigating 180 reports of unexplained acute hepatitis among pediatric patients in 36 states and territories, including 5 deaths, over the past 7 months, the agency announced on May 18. Nine percent of the patients required liver transplants. About 340 additional cases have been reported worldwide, according to a May […]

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Semanalmente identificamos un término de búsqueda frecuente, analizamos qué causó su popularidad y presentamos una infografía relacionada. Si tiene una sugerencia sobre cuál es la Tendencia Clínica destacada y por qué compártala con nosotros en Twitter o Facebook.  Recientemente fue noticia un brote mundial de hepatitis aguda y grave en pacientes pediátricos. Esto se […]

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Unexplained Hepatitis Reported in Nearly 200 Children Worldwide

Nearly 200 cases of unexplained hepatitis have been reported in children globally, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). As of April 20, 111 cases have been reported in the United Kingdom, and as of April 27, 55 cases have been reported in 12 countries in the European Union: Austria, […]

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Adenovirus the Leading Suspect in Child Hepatitis Investigation

Adenovirus remained the most likely underlying factor responsible for the outbreak of sudden onset hepatitis in children, UK public health experts have said. Investigations are still ongoing into whether a cofactor could cause a normal adenovirus to produce a more severe clinical presentation, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said […]

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