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World Hepatitis Day, July 28

Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year. Hepatitis remains largely ignored or unknown. In April this year, WHO issued new recommendations on treatment of hepatitis C. In May, World Health Assembly delegates from 194 Member States adopted a resolution to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of viral hepatitis. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2014, CDC, WHO, and partners urge policy-makers, health workers and the public to "think again" about this silent killer.

Perspectives

K. M. De Cock et al.
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Strong public health institutions and networks are needed to address evolving challenges.

A. B. Labrique et al.
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These deaths are substantial and could be prevented by commercial vaccine

Synopsis

P. N. Goldwater
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Cases provide a stimulus to alert reception countries to a possible problem.

Research

M. Petrignani et al.
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Routine typing of virus from serum from reported patients is useful for detection of foodborne outbreaks.

S. A. Baylis et al.
P. Liu et al.
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Cross-species transmission indicates that this virus may also infect humans.

J. Drobeniuc et al.
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Clinicians should consider this virus in the differential diagnosis of hepatitis, regardless of patient travel history.

J. B. Lack et al.
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Rodents infected with this virus may be a serious threat to public health.

J. Izopet et al.
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The host range of HEV in Europe is expanding, and zoonotic transmission of HEV from rabbits is possible.

I. Di Bartolo et al.
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Processing does not substantially abate endogenous virus.

Dispatches

P. Woo et al.
L. Birke et al.
T. Li et al.
I. Hsu and H. Tsai
J. S. Krog et al.
R. Mahajan et al.
X. Dai et al.
B. He et al.
D. B. Smith et al.
A. Berto et al.
T. Li et al.
A. R. Garbuglia et al.
M. S. Faber et al.
A. Berto et al.
P. Colson et al.
K. Bányai et al.

Letters

J. S. Halliday et al.
A. Belbezier et al.
S. Midgley et al.
S. Mirazo et al.
M. T. Giordani et al.
T. Li et al.
D. Guan et al.
J. A. Ahmed et al.
C. Crossan et al.
V. de Paula et al.
B. Payne et al.
J. Bouscaillou et al.
V. Raj et al.

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