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HCV-Infected Kidneys May Change Organ Transplant Medicine
Researchers may have found a way to broaden the US kidney transplant supply list.
New Hepatitis C Infections Reach 15-Year High
The CDC released new preliminary surveillance data showing that over five years, the number of new hepatitis C infections has nearly tripled in number.
Maternal HCV Infection Rates on the Rise in the United States
A new study published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report details an increasing trend of hepatitis C infection in pregnant women, especially in the state of Tennessee. 
Public Health News Watch Wednesday: Report for May 10, 2017
This week’s Public Health News Watch focuses on news that the new American Healthcare Act (AHCA), recently approved by the House, reportedly will not cover those with preexisting conditions.
Risks Associated With Direct-Acting Antivirals—Smoke or Fire?
Should clinicians be extra vigilant when deciding who receives antiviral therapy, or are the adverse effects few and infrequent?
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of April 30, 2017
In case you missed them, here are our top 5 articles for the week of April 30, 2017.
Statins Protect Patients with HBV/HCV-Related Liver Cirrhosis from Developing Decompensation
A study using the Taiwan National Health Insurance research database investigated the efficacy of statin use on preventing the development of liver decompensation in patients with different cirrhosis etiologies.
Two-Thirds of Pregnant Women with High Viral Loads of Hepatitis B Go Untreated
Many women who are infected with hepatitis B (HBV) during pregnancy go untreated, leaving their offspring at risk for a chronic HBV infection.
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