New Hepatitis A Virus Tool for Emergency Providers

Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a highly contagious viral illness that can lead to serious morbidity and occasional mortality. HAV is proving to present a renewed public health challenge. Through the use of the “Identify-Isolate-Inform” Tool as adapted for HAV, emergency physicians can become more familiar with the identification and management of patients presenting to the Emergency Department with exposure, infection, or risk of contracting disease. 

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Hot Topic: H5N8 Outbreak

H5N8 has now been confirmed in 14 European countries including France, Croatia, Hungary, Romania and, Serbia. Outside of the region, the virus has also turned up in Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, and Tunisia.

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Stefanie Sullivan