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July 28th is Hepatitis Awareness Day in Howard County

July 14th, 2019

Howard County Seniors Learn the ABCs of Viral Hepatitis

July 28th is Hepatitis Awareness Day in Howard County

Facilities in Howard County Offering Hepatitis C Testing and Treatment Services for the 2019 National Viral Hepatitis Day Awareness

Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are three types of viral hepatitis. While each can produce similar symptoms, each hepatitis virus affects the liver differently, has different routes of transmission, and has different populations that are commonly affected.
 
Hepatitis A
is easily prevented with a safe and effective vaccine. In recent years, widespread outbreaks of hepatitis A have been occurring across the US.
 
Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for all infants at birth and adults at risk, but many people were infected before the vaccine was widely available.
 
Hepatitis C Treatments are available that can cure hepatitis C. As little as one pill a day can cure hepatitis C within 8 to 12 weeks.  Source: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/OIDPCS/AVHPP/Pages/TestingForNVHAM.aspx
 
Top Five Testing facilities That Howard County Seniors Need to Know
1. Baltimore County Department of Health
  Be your best. Take the Hep C test!
  Contact: Kristy Athey— kathey@baltimorecountymd.gov or 410-887-2104

2. Baltimore City Health Department STD Clinics 

1515 W. North Ave Baltimore MD 21217
620 North Caroline Street Baltimore MD 21205

3. Chase Brexton Health Services      
 1111 N Charles St Baltimore MD 21201

4. University of Maryland 
 1001 W Pratt Street Baltimore MD 21223
 29 South Paca Street Baltimore MD 21201

5. CCI Health & Wellness 
 9220 Springhill Ln Greenbelt MD 20770


Hepatitis Awareness Month
 
BrightStar Care of Howard County provides special needs care for children in Howard County To schedule an in-home consultation with our Registered Nurse Director of Nursing, contact BrightStar Care of Howard County at (410) 910-9425.
Source: https://www.brightstarcare.com/howard-county