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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. Chronic hepatitis B virus and chronic hepatitis C virus can lead to liver disease, liver failure, and even liver cancer. Viral hepatitis is a major global health threat with around  325 million people living with chronic hepatitis B or C virus.

Articles

Outcomes for 2 Children after Peripartum Acquisition of Zika Virus Infection, French Polynesia, 2013–2014
M. Besnard et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 8)

Rabbit Hepatitis E Virus Infections in Humans, France
F. Abravanel et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 7)

Concurrent Infection with Hepatitis C Virus and Streptococcus pneumoniae
T. J. Marrie et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 7)

Phenotypic and Genotypic Shifts in Hepatitis B Virus in Treatment-Naive Patients, Taiwan, 2008–2012
C. Yeh et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 5)

Prevention of Chronic Hepatitis B after 3 Decades of Escalating Vaccination Policy, China
F. Cui et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 5)

Transmission of Hepatitis A Virus through Combined Liver–Small Intestine–Pancreas Transplantation
M. A. Foster et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 4)

Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients, France
S. Lhomme et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 2)

Changing Epidemiology of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis E Viruses in China, 1990–2014
X. Ren et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 2)

Hepatitis E Virus Infection after Platelet Transfusion in an Immunocompetent Trauma Patient
E. Loyrion et al. (2017 Volume 23, Number 1)

Hepatitis E Virus in Wild Boars and Spillover Infection in Red and Roe Deer, Germany, 2013–2015
H. E. Anheyer-Behmenburg et al. (2016 Volume 23, Number 1)

New Hepatitis E Virus Genotype in Bactrian Camels, Xinjiang, China, 2013
P. Woo et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 12)

Hepatitis E Virus in Yellow Cattle, Shandong, Eastern China
B. Yan et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 12)

Possible Foodborne Transmission of Hepatitis E Virus from Domestic Pigs and Wild Boars from Corsica
N. Pavio et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 12)

Hepatitis E Virus in 3 Types of Laboratory Animals, China, 2012–2015
L. Wang et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 12)

HIV/Hepatitis C Virus Co-infection among Adults Beginning Antiretroviral Therapy, Malawi
M. Demir et al. (2016 Volume 22, Number 11)

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

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

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

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

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

Neurologic Disorders in Immunocompetent Patients with Autochthonous Acute Hepatitis E
H. Perrin et al. (2016 Volume 21, Number 11)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Podcast

Decades of Hepatitis B Vaccination in China
S. Hadler (Created: 7/19/2017)

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

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