Hepatitis

Chronic Hepatitis B Infections on the Rise in Europe Since 2008

June 21, 2019

In 2017, the majority (58%) of the almost 27,000 newly reported hepatitis B cases in the European Union and European Economic Area were classified as chronic infections. This follows a consistent upward trend in reported chronic hepatitis B cases since 2008.

Preventing Hepatitis C Transmission From Mothers to Babies

June 18, 2019

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission from mothers to babies could largely be prevented if Canada recommended universal screening for HCV in pregnancy, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Scientists Discover How Hepatitis C 'Ghosts' the Immune System

June 5, 2019

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered how the highly infectious and sometimes deadly hepatitis C virus (HCV) "ghosts" our immune system and remains undiagnosed in many people. They report their findings today in the international FASEB journal.

Slight Decline in Hepatitis C Diagnoses in Europe

April 2, 2019

European surveillance data show a 10 percent decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases between 2016 and 2017. However, with more than 31 000 recorded cases in 2017, diagnoses remain at a high level in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA).

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