COCA Call - Hepatitis A Outbreaks in Multiple States: CDC Recommendations and Guidance

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Hepatitis A Outbreaks in Multiple States:

CDC Recommendations and Guidance

Overview

Hep A Visual Abstract

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable, viral disease spread via a fecal-oral route or by exposure to contaminated food or water. Hepatitis A rates have declined substantially in the United States since the introduction of the hepatitis A vaccine in 1996.

However, since early 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has observed an increase in the number of community-wide hepatitis A outbreaks in multiple states. For these outbreaks, CDC recommends vaccination for persons who report drug use (injection and non-injection), persons at high risk for drug use (e.g., participating in drug substitution programs, receiving substance abuse counseling or treatment, recently or currently incarcerated), men who have sex with men, and persons experiencing homelessness. CDC also encourages vaccination in certain settings such as emergency departments and corrections facilities in outbreak-affected areas when feasible.

During this COCA call, subject matter experts from CDC will discuss vaccination to stop these outbreaks and current CDC recommendations for the hepatitis A vaccine.

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Time: 2:00-3:00 P.M. ET

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Webinar ID: 477 320 593

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