Hepatitis A Virus Name Institution Tutor Course Date Hepatitis A Virus The rationale of my discussion on hepatitis A is based on the current concerns from public health view on the limited accessibility of hepatitis A vaccine in the world. (Gozlan 2017) states that there were unusual increased cases of hepatitis A in the year’s 2016 and2017 that mainly affected men who have sex with other men (MSM) in developed nations including America and European regions. There were about 1173 cases reported in 15 countries within European region involving the outbreak of hepatitis A in mid-2017. In America Chile region reported about 701 hepatitis A cases at the national level at the same time. Also the health department in New York City has noted increased cases of hepatitis A among MSM and who had not reported international travel. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends hepatitis A vaccine to imported foods from exposed areas and other unknown sources. Therefore the public health department should make an effort implementing the current vaccination recommendations and formulating them to expand the vaccination to adults in the vulnerable age groups. References Gozlan Y. Bar-Or I. Rakovsky A. Savion M. Amitai Z. Sheffer R. ... & Mor O. (2017). Ongoing hepatitis A among men who have sex with men (MSM) linked to outbreaks in Europe in Tel Aviv area Israel December 2016–June 2017. Eurosurveillance 22(29). Klevens R. M. Denniston M. M. Jiles-Chapman R. B. & Murphy T. V. (2015). Decreasing immunity to hepatitis A virus infection among US adults: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999–2012. Vaccine 33(46) 6192-6198. Morey R. J. Collier M. G. & Nelson N. P. (2017). The Financial Burden of Public Health Responses to Hepatitis A Cases Among Food Handlers 2012-2014. Public Health Reports 0033354917710947. [...]
will be writing a 3-4 page paper on Hepatitis A virus, Supportive Submission #1 requires you to research, choose, and identify the topic of your disease state ( HEPATITIS A VIRUS) then provide a rationale for choosing it as your topic of interest. The rationale should include a brief summary of the issue(s), and a short discussion on any current events or “hot buttons” that make discussion of the issue timely. (3-4 pages) i have attached a few articles that can be used for this assignment.