Nearly 70% of people infected with viral hepatitis live in the Asia. The co-founders of Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific, Charles Gore and professor Joseph Sung, talks to the WSJ about ways to fight the disease. (via Video - Nearly 70% of People Infected with Viral Hepatitis Live in Asia - WSJ.com)

Inquirer: Accused hospital technician worked briefly at Temple

"We are working closely with both hospitals to conduct a targeted investigation and ensure all affected parties are properly notified about their potential exposure to the disease," said Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Eli Avila.

There is no evidence that any patients were infected here, Avila said in a statement, but an investigation by the hospitals and state and local health departments is continuing.  (More…)

July 28, 2012, marks the second annual World Hepatitis Day, established in 2010 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Viral hepatitis is a largely silent epidemic; however, it is the leading cause of liver cancer and cirrhosis around the world. Approximately 500 million persons are living with chronic hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus infection; most are unaware of their infections, which contribute to nearly 1 million deaths annually.

NPR: Needle Exchanges Often Overlooked In AIDS Fight

the International AIDS Conference in DC is drawing attention to needle exchange programs -which are also an important tool in the fight against hepatitis!  (NPR)

World Hepatitis Day 2012 campaign video (by worldhepday)

Inky: A boomer balancing act: Treat hepatitis C now, or wait?

A second hep C article in the Inquirer this June - it’s great to see more local awareness being raised about this health issue! 

NYT: Supreme Court Lets Health Law Largely Stand

Will this historic decision mean more people living with hepatitis B and C have access to medical care?  Many argue that it is definitely a step in the right direction.  What do you think? 

This Photo Flash Mob event was sponsored by Hep B United Philadelphia. This city-wide campaign led by Hep B United Philly and the Hepatitis B Foundation increases screening, vaccination and treatment in the fight against HBV and liver cancer.

Photo Flash Mob, May 18th, 2012 (by HepBFoundation)

All baby boomers should be tested at least once for the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus, according to proposed guidelines from U.S. health officials released on Friday.

Quick explanation for what’s going to happen at the “B A Hero” Photo Flash Mob event in LOVE Park on May 18, 2012. Watch it and come prepared for awesomeness!

"B A Hero" Hepatitis B Photo Flash Mob Instruction Video (by hepbunitedphilly)