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World Hepatitis Day 2012 Message Underscores Pervasive Infection

World Hepatitis Day 2012 Message Underscores Pervasive Infection

“It’s closer than you think” is the theme for World Hepatitis Day 2012, which falls on July 28. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 3 people globally has been infected with hepatitis, with 1 in 12 chronically infected. This year’s campaign focuses on raising awareness of the different forms of hepatitis: what they are and how they are transmitted; who is at risk; and the various methods of prevention and treatment. Visit the WHO website for more information about World Hepatitis Day as well as hepatitis fact sheets and...
Hepatitis B Vaccination in High-Risk Adults

Hepatitis B Vaccination in High-Risk Adults

A study of adults at high risk for hepatitis B infection suggests that the majority of such people (51.4%) go unvaccinated for the virus. More than half also had a missed opportunity for vaccination. Those who were vaccinated against pneumonia and influenza and those tested for HIV at counseling and testing sites or drug treatment facilities had higher odds ratios of being vaccinated for hepatitis B when compared with those not vaccinated for influenza or pneumonia and not tested for HIV. Abstract: Infection, January 12,...
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