The Week in Review: June 22 – June 29, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018 News Recap: Canada: Boomer Moms At High Risk For Hep C, Says Doctor. A quarter million Canadians are believed to have the hepatitis C virus at this moment, and many have no idea. Dr. Rod Russell says it’s really baby boomers at the highest risk, and to be specific, it’s our mothers, the women who gave birth before 1992, especially if they had blood transfusions during pregnancy. Their children are also at risk because if the mo...

NZ: Campaign to be first to wipe out hepatitis C

About 700 people in Gisborne have hepatitis C. Health professionals want to make this the first region in New Zealand to eradicate hepatitis C from the community. Next week sees the launch of a hep C eradication campaign. About 700 people have hepatitis C here. It is estimated only half know they have the virus. These people are in their 40s and 50s (60 percent male) and have either injected drugs (in some cases, just once) had a tattoo or a blood tran