The hepatitis C virus was discovered in 1989 – research that’s now earned a Nobel Prize.
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The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine goes to the discoverers of the hepatitis C virus. There’s an effective cure but homelessness and the opioid epidemic are driving a surge in infections.
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About 19 million Nigerians have hepatitis but most of them don’t know it.
Hepatitis C rates have risen in the U.S. as drug use and opioid abuse have risen.
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, and with an effective cure for hepatitis C there is much to celebrate. But homelessness and the opioid epidemic are driving a surge in hepatitis infections.
Imported frozen pomegranate seeds have been linked to hepatitis A infections in NSW.
Hepatitis A is a virus that infects the liver. Symptoms usually take 15-50 days to develop after initial infection and typically last for several weeks or sometimes longer.
Hepatitis is a public health concern globally.
Hepatitis viruses are serious infections that damage the liver. There is an urgent need to deal with increased Hepatitis B infections in Kenya.
In most Australian states, if you have certain STIs, you have a legal responsibility to notify your potential sexual partners.
NSW has changed its laws imposing criminal penalties on someone with an STI who doesn’t take “reasonable precautions” to not infect their sexual partner.
Vaccines are one of the greatest public health achievements in history.
The kinds of vaccines adults need depend on several factors, including whether you were born here, how old you are and whether you intend to travel overseas.
A woman is examined at a hepatitis ward in Uganda.
Ghana must urgently implement strategies to tackle the high burden of viral hepatitis if it’s to fulfill global targets of eliminating the disease by 2030.
The thing all five viruses have in common is they can cause mild to very severe liver damage.
Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E are very different viruses. Hepatitis A is genetically closer to the common cold than it is to hepatitis B. Hepatitis C is closer to the virus that causes dengue fever.
Unclear and sometimes misleading country-of-origin labelling in Australia is a source of confusion for consumers.
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on two ministers to prepare a cabinet submission about country-of-origin food labelling despite initial reluctance about change.
Do you care where the food you buy comes from?
In the drive to cut costs on food, Australians often overlook the real impact of food choices.
Imported frozen berries have been linked to several hepatitis A infections.
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School students in Victoria, South Australia, and Queensland are the latest group thought to have eaten frozen berries linked to hepatitis A, which has now infected 14 people nationally. All food-borne…
China’s export food safety standards are much more stringent than domestic ones.
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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been forced to respond to calls for stricter food labelling and inspection of food imports, following a spate of hepatitis A infections suspected of being linked…
Only a small proportion of people who eat these berries will become infected.
Food distributor Patties Foods has recalled two brands of frozen mixed berries — Nanna’s and Creative Gourmet — due to reports of three people in Victoria, four in Queensland and two in New South Wales…
If most people in a community are vaccinated, others are also protected.
Let’s be clear: immunisations matter. They matter a lot. We all have a complex and ever-changing ecology of microorganisms and parasites inside our bodies and in our community. A recent fatal case of diphtheria…