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Latest Information For Retired Military And Veterans With Hepatitis C.

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Of 2282 veterans tested for HCV, 4·6% were confirmed by HCV PCR to be HCV infected. In the multivariate model developed, injection drug use, blood transfusion before 1992, service during the Vietnam era, tattoo, and a history of abnormal liver function tests were independent predictors of HCV infection. Our data support considering a more targeted screening approach that includes five of the 11 risk factors.

From: HCVets@aol.com [mailto:HCVets@aol.com]

Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2008 8:33 AM

To: colonel-dan@sbcglobal.net

Subject: HCVets.com Surveillance Alert- "Ask NOD"

Hi Col. DanHere's the latest information for retired military and veterans with Hepatitis C. Please post to your lists. Thanks

Harry Hooks, ManagerHCVets.com _____________________________


Sept. 14, 2008HCVets.com Surveillance Alert

NEW- A message board provided by HCVets.com to assist, enlighten and inform

other vets how to avoid the many pit-falls and road blocks when filing

VA claims. Learn " What To and Not To Do" for preparing HCVets claims

before the Regional and BVA Appeal Process.

"Ask NOD"

Guidance for Vets and Their Families, Veteran Organizations, SO, VSO,

Lawyers and other' professionals filing claims for Hepatitis C service

connection with the Veterans administration.

Visit "Ask NOD" click here http://www.hcvets.com/AskNOD/index.html


Hepatitis C Virus Transmission Methods- Research & Documentation

Risk Factors: How the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Transmits

Sep. 2 2008 NC clinic probed in small hepatitis C outbreak -RALEIGH,

N.C. - State health officials are investigating ... seven patients to

test positive for hepatitis C. Officials are contacting 1,200 patients

who underwent cardiac stress tests within the last 14 months... The

cardiac stress test involves injecting a dye into a patient's vein as

stress levels in the patient's body are increased. Devlin said officials

believe patients transmitted hepatitis C to other patients because they

had the same strain. See more on HCV by stress test

Aug-27 Adam and Eve clients asked to contact health unit- The Simcoe

Muskoka District Health Unit is asking all clients who received

tattooing or piercing services at the Adam and Eve Tattooing and

Piercing in Innisfil between April 29 and Aug. 21 to call the health

unit, as part of an investigation into potential exposure to non-sterile


Aug. 27 2008 Newest disease-spreading fear: Handcuffs MONTREAL, (UPI) --

A Canadian company warned a national police conference in Montreal that

dirty handcuffs can transmit herpes, HIV, influenza and hepatitis B.

...l conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police ...

Cleaner company... markets a device and chemicals that disinfect

handcuffs..."If you go around ...any police officer how often they clean

their cuffs, they'll probably say never," ... found viruses and bacteria

along with dried blood and skin particles in the hinges...dangerous for

the next person to be cuffed but for the officers...The cleaning device

creates ultra-high frequency sound waves.

08/27/08 Clovis patients possibly exposed to hepatitis, HIV-Some

instruments used last week may not have been fully sterilized. By

Barbara Anderson / The Fresno Bee Fourteen Clovis Community Medical

Center patients -- some of whom were on the maternity ward -- may have

been exposed to hepatitis and HIV last week when doctors used

instruments that may not have been fully sterilized.


sloppy city anesthesiologist infected 14 patients with hepatitis B and C

- and probably spread the liver-attacking viruses to at least 10

more...Dr. Brian Goldweber used the same syringe to give patients

already infected with hepatitis a second dose from anesthesia vials.

This "double dipping" contaminated the contents, which he then injected

into other patients - spreading the virus, a city Health Department

probe found.

August 17, 2008 Another View: Yolo's needle exchange program flawed-

Matt Rexroad - http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/1161242.html Your recent

praise of Yolo County (CA) is appropriate, but not for our needle

"exchange" program...we were provided with some startling figures...More

than 61,000 needles were passed out to about 150 people ... more than

400 needles per participant. Shockingly, 11,253 of those needles were

not returned.

For more information on documented transmission methods for the

Hepatitis C virus visit


Visit HCVets.com for more information on retired military and veterans

with Hepatitis C


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"Keep on, Keepin' on"

Dan Cedusky, Champaign IL "Colonel Dan"

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Allan, Thanks for this post. I currently have a Hep C claim pending. I believe I will prevail, as this as always a battle with the VA. First and foremost, is a positive attitude and willingness to pursue it, as well as any additional claim(s) you may have. Oh, a Nexus helps also. :rolleyes: Peace, William

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