hepatitis http://nhpr.org en After Second Hepatitis-A Case, State Offers Vaccines http://nhpr.org/post/after-second-hepatitis-case-state-offers-vaccines <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 100 people between Friday and Saturday turned up at Bow High School for Hepatitis-A vaccines.&nbsp; They were offered by the state after a second employee at the Covered Bridge Restaurant in </span>Contoocook<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tested positive for the disease.&nbsp; Rick </span>Cricenti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">directs Emergency Services for the Department of Health and Human Services &nbsp;He says the agency reached out to more people than those who were at the restaurant when the first infecte Sun, 01 Sep 2013 14:24:07 +0000 Amanda Loder 34202 at http://nhpr.org Second Employee Tests Positive For Hepatitis A At Contoocook Restaurant http://nhpr.org/post/second-employee-tests-positive-hepatitis-contoocook-restaurant <p></p><p>A second employee at a Contoocook restaurant has tested positive for Hepatitis A, prompting state health officials to open vaccination clinics.</p><p>The bartender worked only two days at the Covered Bridge Restaurant: on August 13<sup>th</sup> and August 20<sup>th</sup>. &nbsp;</p><p>Public Health Director Jose Montero says an estimated 100 to 200 people may have been exposed, though the risk of transmission is small.</p><p>"This is a really low-risk situation, I want to over-emphasize that," says Montero. "We are doing this just as a preventive measure."</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:29:26 +0000 Todd Bookman 34138 at http://nhpr.org Second Employee Tests Positive For Hepatitis A At Contoocook Restaurant Hepatitis A Case Reported In Contoocook http://nhpr.org/post/hepatitis-case-reported-contoocook <p>The state Department of Health and Human Services is investigating a case of Hepatitis A contracted by a food service worker in Contoocook.</p><p>The person who contracted Hepatitis A was identified only as a bartender who worked at the American Legion and Covered Bridge Restaurant. The timeframe for exposure was between July 20-August 3 and approximately 600-1000 people could have been exposed.</p><p>Public Health Director Jose Montero characterized this case as a ‘low-risk situation,’ because the bartender was not in direct contact with raw food.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:19:43 +0000 Ella Nilsen 32755 at http://nhpr.org More Confirmed Cases in Hepatitis C Outbreak http://nhpr.org/post/more-confirmed-cases-hepatitis-c-outbreak <p>Public health officials say six more Exeter Hospital patients have tested positive for Hepatitis C. That brings the total number of infections to&nbsp;27.</p><p>Local, state and federal law enforcement are still investigating the cause of the outbreak. An Exeter Hospital employee is <a href="http://news.nhpr.org/post/questions-remain-following-hepatitis-c-outbreak">suspected </a>of exposing patients to the liver-destroying virus by mishandling needles.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 21:03:47 +0000 Todd Bookman 8019 at http://nhpr.org Hepatitis C Facts And Stats http://nhpr.org/post/hepatitis-c-facts-and-stats <p>Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver which can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, toxins, drugs, or heavy alcohol use. Hepatitis also refers specifically to the viral infections that cause inflammation of the liver; hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. The most common hepatitis viruses are A, B, and C. Vaccines for hepatitis A and B have been part of routine childhood vaccinations since the mid 1990s. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:17:00 +0000 Tina Forbes 6950 at http://nhpr.org Hepatitis C Facts And Stats Hepatitis C Cases Reported In N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/hepatitis-c-cases-reported-nh <p>New Hampshire&#39;s Exeter Hospital has temporarily closed its cardiac catheterization lab after four patients contracted hepatitis C, and officials are asking 651 other people who&#39;ve been treated at the lab since August to get tested for the liver-destroying virus. Thu, 31 May 2012 20:06:45 +0000 Associated Press 5924 at http://nhpr.org Hepatitis C Cases Reported In N.H.