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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Cost: Free!

Webinar Description:

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. During May, CDC and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested.  In recognition of Hepatitis Awareness Month, the WV Immunization Network (WIN) and the Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services (OEPS) at the WV Bureau for Public Health will co-host this webinar to provide an overview of Hepatitis Surveillance in our state.

Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the burden of hepatitis disease in WV;
  2. Discuss the role of surveillance in case investigation;
  3. Describe laws governing reporting communicable diseases;
  4. Describe the perinatal hepatitis B program overview and goals;
  5. Describe challenges and successes in responding to hepatitis B in West Virginia;
  6. Describe the national trends in hepatitis A infection in the post-vaccine era and the epidemiology of the statewide hepatitis A outbreak in West Virginia and
  7. Describe the public health response used to slow the hepatitis A outbreak in West Virginia.

Speakers:

  • Sharon Kress Hill, MPH, Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology Program Manager, Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE), Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services (OEPS), WVDHHR/BPH
  • Shannon McBee, MPH, CHES, Outbreak Epidemiologist and Regional Epidemiologist Liaison, Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, WV DHHR/BPH/OEPS

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