Latest Hepatitis News

High court won't hear Tennessee prisoners' hepatitis C case

Apr. 19, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place an appeals court decision that upheld Tennessee’s rationing of life-saving hepatitis C drugs to prisoners as constitutional. The high court on Monday said it would not take the case. As is typical, the court did...

A city wrestled down an addiction crisis. Then came COVID-19

Apr. 08, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) — Larrecsa Cox steered past the used tire shop, where a young man had collapsed a few days before, the syringe he’d used to shoot heroin still clenched in his fist. She wound toward his house in the hills outside of town. The man had been...

Mississippi probes cases of hepatitis in restaurant workers

Apr. 07, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

State health officials are investigating two cases of hepatitis A in Jackson County restaurant employees. The cases potentially led to exposure for customers, The Mississippi State Department of Public Health said. Two employees of Brady’s Steaks...

Maine CDC: Potential hepatitis A exposure at Orono store

Mar. 25, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Patrons of a store in Orono earlier this month might have been exposed to a kind of hepatitis, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. The agency said Thursday it has identified a case of acute hepatitis A virus infection in a...