The Week in Review: August 18 – August 25, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017 News Recap: Public health issues Hep B risk warning: Tools used in procedures such as callus scraping and cutting toenails could become contaminated with the virus and remain contaminated because of the sterilization practices followed. Public health authorities in Owen Sound have identified a local foot care clinic as a potential source of hepatitis B and are warning patients – other than orthotics patients – to consult a doc...

Viral Hepatitis Up to 10 Times More Likely in Indigenous Populations

American Indian tribal citizens and other native peoples around the world are up to 10 times more likely to be infected with viral hepatitis than others in their countries, according to a global analysis of data on the liver-attacking diseases. "Indigenous peoples worldwide are bearing a disproportionately high burden of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or both,” said Raquel Peck, chief Executive of the London-based World Hepatitis Alliance. Poverty, injectio

Canada Leads International Indigenous Initiative to Make Progress Towards Global HIV, TB and Hepatitis C Targets

OTTAWA, July 5, 2017 /CNW/ - July 10-12, 2017, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) is bringing together international and domestic stakeholders and Indigenous leaders representing over 14 countries, to share promising practices that highlight progress towards achieving global HIV, TB, and hepatitis C targets in Indigenous communities. "I applaud the leadership and dedication of the people and organizations working to drive down the prevalence of A