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CDC issues updated advisory regarding outbreaks of hepatitis A

from Monthly Prescribing Reference

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Alert Network Advisory regarding outbreaks of hepatitis A infection among individuals reporting drug use and/or homelessness. Of the 2,500 cases of hepatitis A infection reported between January 2017 and April 2018, 68 percent were among persons who reported drug use (injection and non-injection), homelessness, or both. In response to these outbreaks, the CDC has issued guidelines to assist clinicians in identifying and preventing new infections. more

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