The Week in Review: March 23 – April 6, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018 News Recap: HCV – Liver Cancer (HCC): Liver Cancer on the Rise in Backdrop of Undiagnosed Hep C. Liver cancer, one of the greatest challenges to hepatologists today, will be in the spotlight at the upcoming International Liver Congress (ILC) 2018. It will become an even greater challenge in the near future, said Morris Sherman, PhD, from the University of Toronto, who is chair of the Canadian Liver Foundation. Testing for he...

In worldwide first, Hong Kong hospital probe finds common blood tool infected liver patient with hepatitis C virus

Queen Mary Hospital will screen 58 patients for hepatitis C to rule out an outbreak of the infectious disease, after an investigation found – in a worldwide first – that a common reusable blood collection tool could have led to the virus being spread from its source, a drug addict who later died. They identified the source of the primarily blood-borne virus as a deceased male drug addict who was at the public hospital at the same time and had been diagnos

Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC

Health officials blame lapses in infection control practicesTHURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of hepatitis C infections among dialysis patients in the United States are rising, largely because of poor infection control practices, health officials say.Between 2014 and 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received reports of about 36 cases of hepatitis C infection at 19 kidney dialysis clinics in eight states.So far, in