Sunday was #WorldHepatitisDay, which presented a unique opportunity to raise awareness and highlight some of the latest research and advancements in the field.
Kaiser Permanente remains at the forefront of finding innovative approaches for screening and treatment of hepatitis C (HCV), which takes center stage in a recent feature on our Permanente Medicine website.
Sunday is #WorldHepatitisDay. Our #PermanenteMedicine approach to treating #hepatitisC has achieved a sustained viral response (SVR) rate of over 95% for our patients. Learn more: https://t.co/213aC9Bj4w @MdAtlPermanente @TPMGDocCareers @WHO @kpnorcal
— PermanenteDoctors (@PermanenteDocs) July 26, 2019
A number of Permanente physicians are sharing their thoughts on eliminating HCV…
Nearly 2.4 million Americans are infected with hepatitis C. Proud of our @PermanenteDocs who have developed innovative programs to screen and effectively treat @aboutKP members. #PermanenteMedicine #HCV #gettested #WorldHepatitisDay https://t.co/o0aqw9pPwq https://t.co/o0aqw9pPwq
— KhineKhine Win, M.D. (@DrKhineKhineWin) July 29, 2019
…the most recent outbreak of the hepatitis A virus has infected about 22,000 people…
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 29, 2019
…knowledge is key for progress…
Hepatitis is preventable, treatable, and in the case of #hepatitis C, curable.
However, over 80% of people living with hepatitis are lacking prevention, testing and treatment services https://t.co/p7CwKOcAw5#WorldHepatitisDay pic.twitter.com/DeEJynne9V
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) July 28, 2019
…and millions of lives have been saved by clinical advancements…
Baruch Blumberg shared the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the cause of Hepatitis B infection, and later helped develop a vaccine against the disease, saving the lives of millions.
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) July 28, 2019
…however, there is more to be done in the quest to prevent and treat all forms of hepatitis.
— CDC (@CDCgov) July 28, 2019
For more information on how hepatitis A-E affects people worldwide, visit the World Health Organization site.