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Hepatitis A (formerly known as ''infectious hepatitis'') is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV), which is most commonly transmitted by the fecal-oral route via contaminated food or drinking water.
Researchers provide new insights into how common cold virus infects

Researchers provide new insights into how common cold virus infects

On average, each of us catches a cold two to three times a year. However, how the common cold virus actually infects us is only partly understood. Researchers from the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna, in collaboration with two Spanish groups, have now provided new insights into this process. [More]
UT Southwestern receives $10M grant to find effective treatments for alcoholic hepatitis

UT Southwestern receives $10M grant to find effective treatments for alcoholic hepatitis

UT Southwestern Medical Center has launched the local arm of a national, multicenter study aimed at finding more effective treatments for alcoholic hepatitis, a disease of the liver that often leads to cirrhosis and death in severe cases. [More]
IDSA released new guideline for vaccination of immunocompromised hosts

IDSA released new guideline for vaccination of immunocompromised hosts

A new guideline released Thursday by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) notes that most people with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to illness and should receive the flu shot and other vaccinations. [More]
HIVMA's updated HIV care guidelines show doctors should focus on common health conditions

HIVMA's updated HIV care guidelines show doctors should focus on common health conditions

The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America has updated its HIV care guidelines to reflect the fact that people with HIV are now living normal life spans, and their physicians need to focus on preventive care, including screening for high cholesterol, diabetes and osteoporosis. [More]
AMGA honors Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group with Acclaim Award

AMGA honors Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group with Acclaim Award

The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group is the Honoree the American Medical Group Association's Acclaim Award. [More]
Adding danoprevir to treatment regimen for hepatitis C patients leads to high rates of remission

Adding danoprevir to treatment regimen for hepatitis C patients leads to high rates of remission

The addition of danoprevir to the current treatment regimen for patients with hepatitis C leads to high rates of remission, according to a new article in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. [More]
Strategic analysis on opportunities in the US blood banking market

Strategic analysis on opportunities in the US blood banking market

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: 2014 Opportunities in the US Blood Banking Market [More]
TPMG receives AMGA Acclaim Award for transforming health care through leadership, technology

TPMG receives AMGA Acclaim Award for transforming health care through leadership, technology

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) today announced that the recipient of the 2013 AMGA Acclaim Award is The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) for "Transforming Health Care through Leadership and Technology," an innovative initiative that achieves superior performance through physician leadership, advanced information technology, and a mission-driven culture of collaboration. [More]
Codex Alimentarius Commission approves new standards to protect consumers' health

Codex Alimentarius Commission approves new standards to protect consumers' health

The UN food standards body Codex Alimentarius has agreed on new standards to protect the health of consumers worldwide. These include standards on fruit, vegetables, fish and fishery products and animal feed. [More]

FDA to restrain shipments of pomegranate seeds from Turkey after hepatitis A outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will detain shipments of pomegranate seeds from Goknur Gida Maddeleri Ithalat Ihracat Tic [Goknur Foodstuffs Import Export Trading] of Turkey when they are offered for import into the United States. [More]
Sinovac Beijing receives GMP certificate for its proprietary vaccines

Sinovac Beijing receives GMP certificate for its proprietary vaccines

Sinovac Biotech Ltd., a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced that Sinovac Beijing, the main operating subsidiary company of Sinovac, obtained the Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practices for Pharmaceutical Products (GMP Certificate) from the China State and Food Administration (CFDA) for its proprietary vaccines, its Haidian district bulk production plants, and its Changping filing and packaging facility. [More]
Understanding different forms of hepatitis

Understanding different forms of hepatitis

It's Hepatitis Awareness Month. Understanding the different forms of hepatitis, who is at risk and how it can be prevented and treated can be confusing. [More]
Clinical data of EV71 vaccine for prevention of HFMD presented at World Vaccine Congress & Expo

Clinical data of EV71 vaccine for prevention of HFMD presented at World Vaccine Congress & Expo

Sinovac Biotech Ltd., a leading provider of vaccines in China, announced today that Fengcai Zhu, Deputy Director of the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Prevention and Control, presented data regarding Sinovac's proprietary enterovirus 71 ("EV71") vaccine against hand, foot and mouth disease at the 13th Annual World Vaccine Congress & Expo, taking place from April 16-18, 2013, in Washington D.C. [More]

Research: Hepatitis A virus steals membranes from infected cells to protect it from antibodies

Viruses have historically been classified into one of two types - those with an outer lipid-containing envelope and those without an envelope. [More]

Ongoing conflict aggravating health of Syrians, WHO warns

The WHO on Tuesday "warned that the ongoing conflict in Syria, which will soon enter its third year, will lead to a sharp spike in the number of people needing urgent aid, including food, clean water and vital medical services," the U.N. News Centre reports. [More]
CDC: Adult vaccination rates 'unacceptably low'

CDC: Adult vaccination rates 'unacceptably low'

According to the CDC, a "substantial increase" in immunizations for adults is necessary. [More]

Zoo data show low incidence of animal–human infection

Zoonotic transmission rates are low and the risk for animal–human infection is well managed, show zoo data spanning 19 years. [More]
Nearly 63,000 people visit online catch-up immunization scheduling tool

Nearly 63,000 people visit online catch-up immunization scheduling tool

Children obtain protection against certain diseases by receiving vaccinations, but they commonly miss recommended times to receive these immunizations. Once a child falls behind, health care professionals typically have to construct a unique, personalized catch-up schedule for each child - often while the child waits in the treatment room. [More]

New pneumococcal vaccine highly effective in infants

A new conjugate vaccine is highly effective (93–100%) at preventing invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD; meningitis, sepsis, bacteremic pneumonia, and other blood-borne infections) in infants younger than 2 years who are the most vulnerable to infection, according to new research published Online First in The Lancet. [More]
Primary care physicians miss hepatitis vaccine targets

Primary care physicians miss hepatitis vaccine targets

Primary care physicians are failing to meet guidelines for hepatitis A virus and hepatitis B virus vaccination in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection, according to US research. [More]