15 percent of Asians living in New York City are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus Approximately 15 percent of Asians living in NEW YORK are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus, according to a new study by New York University School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues. Chronic hepatitis B infections usually will result in liver inflammation and can progress to cirrhosis and liver cancer Click to see more . The reported infection price is 35 times greater than the price in the general U.S. Population. The brand new study appears in the May 12 problem of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Avoidance . A total of 1 1,836 people were screened at 12 healthcare centers and community sites in NEW YORK as part of the NYC Asian American Hepatitis B Plan, which provides free screening, treatment and vaccination.
Discussion In this Zika virus outbreak, three quarters of Yap residents were infected with Zika virus approximately, and we estimated that more than 900 people had illness due to Zika virus infection. Zika virus disease was widespread across all geographic areas of Yap and caused fairly mild illness lasting several days. There have been no hospitalizations or deaths related to Zika virus. We were not able to detect Zika virus in any mosquito samples, and we can not determine with certainty the vector of transmitting therefore. On the basis of the relative abundance of Aedes hensilli and previous evidence that this species was the most likely vector of dengue virus transmission on Yap, it is plausible that Aedes hensilli was a vector of Zika virus transmitting in this outbreak.21 The clinical signs and symptoms of Zika virus infection were in keeping with those described in a previous record of 1 male patient but not the same as those referred to in a previous case series.2,20 In that case series, rash or conjunctivitis had not been reported and arthralgia was noted in mere among seven patients.