Latest Hepatitis News

Fewer than 1 in 3 insured hepatitis C patients getting cure

Aug. 09, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer than 1 in 3 people infected with hepatitis C are getting the expensive treatments that can cure them, according to a U.S. government study released Tuesday. The report is distressing because it focused on those with health insurance — the group most likely...

Spain reports first deaths from acute hepatitis in children

Aug. 05, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain has reported its first two deaths from acute hepatitis, or liver inflammation, among children — an illness whose causes are unknown and is being monitored by world health officials. Spain's Health Ministry said that 46 cases of the illness have been reported...

US, Canadian regulators tie hepatitis cases to strawberries

May. 30, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

U.S. and Canadian regulators are investigating a hepatitis outbreak that may be linked to fresh organic strawberries. In a joint weekend statement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Public Health Agency of Canada said illnesses in Minnesota, California and Canada occurred...

Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

May. 23, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials remain perplexed by mysterious cases of severe liver damage in hundreds of young children around the world. The best available evidence points to a fairly common stomach bug that isn't known to cause liver problems in otherwise healthy kids. That...