The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an online 2019 National Viral Hepatitis Progress Report to share trends in viral hepatitis vaccination efforts, and disease incidence and mortality. The report measures the nation’s progress in preventing and controlling viral hepatitis and updates the 2018 National Viral Hepatitis Progress Report. This year’s report highlights the importance of:
- Vaccinating vulnerable populations against hepatitis A and hepatitis B.
- Detecting and stopping ongoing transmission of hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
- Improving testing and linkage to care and treatment for persons with chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C.