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Quick Update: Hepatitis C Associated with Outpatient Clinic in Los Angeles

See LAHAN here Six cases of HCV infection in patients that received infusions, injections, or procedures at Westside Multispecialty Medical Group between January 2016 - December 2018 As of now (2/21/19) there has been no acute hepatitis B or HIV infections among patients who received care this clinic Patients have been notified What providers should do Call LAC DPH within 24 hours at 213-288-8787 to report the patient Refer the patient to free bloodborne pathogen testing by LAC DPH (see information below) or conduct testing through your usual clinical laboratory Note: LAC DPH is unable to pay for testing costs unless the patient is tested at the LAC DPH clinic If the patient requests testing

Quick Update: Infection Caused by Rifampin/Penicillin-Resistant Strain of RB51 Brucella Associated W

Read CDC HAN here: https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00417.asp Associated with raw milk from Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, PA Third known case of brucellosis caused by Brucella RB51 (vaccine strain) Diagnosed in November 2018 Milk samples from this dairy farm tested positive for Brucella abortus RB51 Potential exposures in 19 states (AL, CA, CT, FL, GA, IA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, VA) Fun facts about RB51 Vaccination plays an important role in reducing brucellosis in cattle in the US, saving the industry hundreds of millions of dollars per year compared to pre-vaccination era RB 51 is a live-attenuated vaccine strain derived from serial passaging of B. abo

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