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May 2014 VA Hep C Treatment Guidelines
UPDATE: Feb 26, 2016-
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UPDATE: March 2016
VA Hep C Treatment Guidelines
VA to treat all vets in system
 

By Judith Graham
VA Extends New Hepatitis C Drugs to All Veterans in Its Health System

 
Orange Count Registry
Vietnam vets blame 'jet guns' for their hepatitis C
By Lily Leung Feb. 14, 2016 
 
CBS News Investigates
Congress outraged over hepatitis C treatment VA can't afford
Dr. Raymond Schinazi played a leading role developing a drug that cures hepatitis C while working seven-eighths of his time for the VA
 
ibtimes.com| By amynordrum
 


Hepatitis C drug costing VA, DoD millions
By Patricia Kime, Staff writer
We're looking at a company who is milking a cash cow for everything it's worth," Sanders said. 
 


VA to outsource care for 180,000 vets with hepatitis C
Dennis Wagner, The Arizona Republic 12:27 a.m. EDT June 21, 2015
 


VA to outsource care for 180,000 vets with hepatitis C
, The Republic | azcentral.com 11:51 a.m. MST June 19, 2015
Dr. David Ross, the VA's director public-health pathogens programs, resigned from the working group. "I cannot in good conscience continue to work on a plan for rationing care to veterans," he wrote.
 


VA Region Stops Referring Patients To Outside Hospitals Thanks To Budget Shortfall
Michael Volpe Contributor ...According to a memo — the entire region has been forced to stop all “non-VA care” referrals due to a budget shortfall.
 

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OIG INVESTIGATES VA CHOICE PROGRAM PROBLEMS
Sen. Mark Kirk admitted the VA Choice Program is a failed joke in a letter to Secretary Bob McDonald despite attempts to fix it.
 

 
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Dried Hepatitis C Blood Exposure 11/23/2013 Weeks later inconspicuous blood transmits virus and more likely to cause accidental exposures to Hep C
 

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Serologic Follow-up of 1942 Epidemic of Post-Vaccination Hepatitis in the U.S. Army


N Engl J Med 1987 Apr 16;316(16):965-970

A serologic follow-up of the 1942 epidemic of post-vaccination hepatitis in the United States Army.

Seeff LB, Beebe GW, Hoofnagle JH , Norman JE, Buskell-Bales Z, Waggoner JG,
Kaplowitz N, Koff RS, Petrini JL Jr, Schiff ER, et al

An epidemic of icteric hepatitis in 1942 affected approximately 50,000 U.S. Army personnel.This outbreak was linked to specific lots of yellow-fever vaccine stabilized with human serum.

To identify the responsible virus and the consequences of the epidemic, during 1985 we interviewed and serologically screened 597 veterans who had been in the army in 1942 .

These subjects were selected from three groups.

Group I consisted of patients who had received the implicated vaccine and had jaundice;

Group II had received the implicated vaccine but remained well;

Group III had received a new, serum-free vaccine, with no subsequent jaundice.

Ninety-seven percent of Group I,
76 percent of Group II, and
13 percent of Group III

were positive for antibodies to hepatitis B virus.

Only one subject had hepatitis B surface antigen, for a carrier rate of 0.26 percent among recipients of the implicated vaccine.

The prevalence of hepatitis A antibody was similar in all three groups, and no subject had antibody to hepatitis delta virus.

We conclude that hepatitis B caused the outbreak, that about 330,000 persons may have been infected, that the hepatitis B virus carrier state was a rare consequence, and that the outbreak induced hepatitis B antibodies that appear to persist for life.

PMID: 2436048, UI: 87172914

See 1977 Seeff- Discovery of Hepatitis C