Items Tagged ‘ucla health division of infectious diseases’

California: State's big population means more mosquito-borne infections

July 2, 2018

California: State’s big population means more mosquito-borne infections

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

  Despite its dry, temperate climate, California had more mosquito-borne infections than any U.S. state from 2004 to 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The California numbers are primarily attributable to the state’s large population (more than 39 million) and strong public health reporting system, said Dr. Claire Panosian […]

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Tags: Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, Aedes sierrensis, Anopheles freeborni, Asian tiger mosquito, chikungunya, Culex pipiens/Culex quinquefasciatus, Culex tarsalis, dengue, Dr. Claire Panosian, Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan, Est Nigh virus


UCLA initiative aims to screen baby boomers for Hepatitis C infection

July 27, 2016

UCLA initiative aims to screen baby boomers for Hepatitis C infection

By uclahealth uclahealth

In response to a recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, UCLA Health has launched an initiative to screen baby boomers for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Approximately three-fourths of people in the United States living with HCV infection were born between the baby-boom years of 1945 and 1965. Hepatitis C is a leading […]

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Tags: blood test, Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, Dr. Sammy Sabb, HCV-screening, hepatitis C, hepatitis C screening, immune-therapy injections, infectious diseases, liver disease, liver transplant, organ transplant, transfusions