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World Hepatitis Day, July 28

World Hepatitis Day is recognized annually on July 28th, the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg (1925-2011). Dr. Blumberg discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967 and two years later developed the first hepatitis B vaccine and for these achievements won the Nobel Prize.

Viral hepatitis is caused by infection of one of five viruses – hepatitis A, B, C, D or E. All hepatitis viruses can cause inflammation of the liver, and chronic hepatitis B and C can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Viral hepatitis is a major global health threat with around 240 million people living with chronic hepatitis B and up to 150 million people living with chronic hepatitis C.

Articles

Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Dromedaries, North and East Africa, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan, 1983–2015
A. Rasche et al. (Volume 22, Number 7—July 2016)

Naturally Circulating Hepatitis A Virus in Olive Baboons, Uganda
A. J. Bennett et al. (Volume 22, Number 7—July 2016)

Linkage to Care for Suburban Heroin Users with Hepatitis C Virus Infection, New Jersey, USA
E. Akyar et al. (Volume 22, Number 5—May 2016)

Hepatitis E Virus Prevalence among Blood Donors, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
K. A. Traoré et al. (Volume 22, Number 4—April 2016)

Trends in Liver Transplantation in Hepatitis C Virus–Infected Persons, United States
R. B. Perumpail et al. (Volume 22, Number 3—March 2016)

Neurologic Disorders in Immunocompetent Patients with Autochthonous Acute Hepatitis E
H. Perrin et al. (Volume 21, Number 11—November 2015)

Fatal Accelerated Cirrhosis after Imported HEV Genotype 4 Infection
R. B. Perumpail et al. (Volume 21, Number 9—September 2015)

Prevalence of Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Pigs at the Time of Slaughter, United Kingdom, 2013
S. Grierson et al. (Volume 21, Number 8—August 2015)

Ribavirin for Chronic Hepatitis Prevention among Patients with Hematologic Malignancies
S. Tavitian et al. (Volume 21, Number 8—August 2015)

Wildlife Reservoir for Hepatitis E Virus, Southwestern France
S. Lhomme et al. (Volume 21, Number 7—July 2015)

Seroprevalence for Hepatitis E and Other Viral Hepatitides among Diverse Populations, Malawi
T.E. Taha et al. (Volume 21, Number 7—July 2015)

Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus among Prisoners, Australia, 2005–2012
N.A. Bretaña et al. (Volume 21, Number 5—May 2015)

Hepatitis E Epidemic, Biratnagar, Nepal, 2014
A. Shrestha et al. (Volume 21, Number 4—April 2015)

Prevalence of Hepatitis E Virus Antibodies, Israel, 2009–2010
O. Mor et al. (Volume 21, Number 4—April 2015)

High Prevalence of Hepatitis Delta Virus among Persons Who Inject Drugs, Vietnam
N. Hall et al. (Volume 21, Number 3—March 2015)

Prisoners Treated for Hepatitis C with Protease Inhibitor, New York, USA, 2012
H. Moorjani et al. (Volume 21, Number 1—January 2015)

Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 4 in Yak, Northwestern China
F. Xu et al. (Volume 20, Number 12—December 2014)

Hepacivirus Infection in Domestic Horses, Brazil, 2011–2013
B. Salame Gemaque et al. (Volume 20, Number 12—December 2014)

Hepatitis E Virus Infections in Blood Donors, France
P. Gallian et al. (Volume 20, Number 11—November 2014)

Frequent Hepatitis E Virus Contamination in Food Containing Raw Pork Liver, France
N. Pavio et al. (Volume 20, Number 11—November 2014)

Hepatitis E Virus and Implications for Blood Supply Safety, Australia
A.C. Shrestha et al. (Volume 20, Number 11—November 2014)

Pork Consumption and Seroprevalence of Hepatitis E Virus,Thailand, 2007–2008
S. Gonwong et al. (Volume 20, Number 9—September 2014)

Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 3 in Wild Rats, United States
J.B. Lack et al. (Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012)

Hepatitis E Virus Strains in Rabbits and Evidence of a Closely Related Strain in Humans, France
J. Izopet et al. (Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012)

Hepatitis E Virus in Pork Production Chain in Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain, 2010
I.Di Bartolo et al. (Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012)

Hepatitis E Virus in Pork Food Chain, United Kingdom, 2009–2010
A.Berto et al. (Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012)

Autochthonous Infections with Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 4, France
P. Colson et al. (Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012)

Putative Novel Genotype of Avian Hepatitis E Virus, Hungary, 2010
K. Bányai et al. (Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012)

Novel Hepatitis E Virus in Ferrets, the Netherlands
V.S. Raj et al. (Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012)

Podcast

Hepatitis E and Maternal Deaths
A. Labrique (Created: 11/6/2012)

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