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Hepatitis C-Related Hospitalizations Rise By Almost 50%
The opioid epidemic in the United States has led to a sharp increase in hepatitis C cases, and with that, a rise in hospitalizations according to a new report.
Ribavirin Remains Pivotal Component of Hepatitis C Treatment
A new study confirms the ribavirin steady-state serum levels that correspond to high rates of efficacy and low adverse events.
Michigan's Hepatitis A Outbreak Death Toll Reaches 22—Highest In US
Health officials across the United States have their hands full as hepatitis A cases continue to spring up.
The 10 Biggest Infectious Disease Outbreaks of 2017
We’ve rounded up the 10 biggest infectious disease outbreaks of 2017.
Four New Year's Resolutions for ID Specialists: Public Health Watch
Herewith, 4 New Year’s resolutions for the infectious disease community—at least according to us here on the Public Health Watch.
Expanding the Use of HCV-Positive Organs in Solid Organ Transplantation
The American Society of Transplantation has reached a consensus on how the treatment of hepatitis C virus with direct-acting antivirals could enable organ transplantations to HCV-negative recipients.
Ebola Survivors Still Producing Antibodies 40 Years After First Outbreak
Forty years after the first Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, investigators find that a small group of survivors are still producing virus-fighting antibodies.
Electronic Health Record Prompt Improves HCV Screenings
The results of a new study show that when a best practice advisory (BPA) displayed in the electronic health record of patients in the baby boomer generation, it prompted a 5-fold increase in screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in this population.