Viral Hepatitis Updates

Follow CDC Viral Hepatitis on Twitter – @CDChep
The National Training Center for Integrating Hepatitis into HIV/STD Prevention Services* www.KnowHepatitis.org – has two new trainings available:

Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatitis B for Front-line Workers
by Raymond S. Koff, MD – Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut
http://www.knowhepatitis.org/recentadvanceshepb

Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatitis C for Front-line Workers
by Raymond S. Koff, MD – Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut
http://www.knowhepatitis.org/recentadvanceshepc

Registration Still Open- Hepatitis Single Topic Conference – Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Strategies to Improve Effectiveness of Screening and Treatment
This event is co-sponsored by CDC and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and will be held at the Emory Conference Center, in Atlanta, GA from June 4-5, 2011. The conference agenda will include updates and discussion on current approaches and new developments in viral hepatitis screening, care referral and clinical management of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections.
http://www.aasld.org/conferences/meetings/Pages/HepatitisSingleTopicConference.aspx

MMWR – Assessing Completeness of Perinatal Hepatitis B Virus Infection Reporting Through Comparison of Immunization Program and Surveillance Data – U.S.
Perinatal HBV infections currently are reported by state and local health departments to CDC through two parallel processes: by immunization programs as part of federal program grant reporting requirements and by communicable disease surveillance units as part of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System. A review of perinatal HBV infection reporting for infants born in 2005 identified 68 cases reported by immunization programs and 47 cases reported by communicable disease surveillance units, resulting in a total of 73 unique cases, 42 (58%) of which were reported by both systems. Improved information-sharing between immunization programs and communicable disease surveillance units of health departments is essential to ensure more complete identification, case management, and quantification of perinatal HBV infections.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6013a4.htm

Reminder – New Posters Available
CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis has made six new viral hepatitis educational posters available for order.
http://wwwn.cdc.gov/pubs/hepa.aspx#F

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