CDC Physician Discusses Hepatitis C- A Silent Health Crisis

CDC Physician Discusses Hepatitis C- A Silent Health Crisis

   An estimated 3.2 million people in the United States have chronic Hepatitis C and most are unaware of their infection according to experts at the CDC. Each year about 17,000 Americans become infected with Hep C—and the World Health Organization estimates that 30 to 150 million people globally have chronic Hep C infection.

   The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Office of Global Health, in collaboration with the offices of Diversity Affairs and Continuing Medical Education, will welcome guest speaker Scott D. Holmberg, M.D., chief, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Clinical Science Building, 4801 Alberta Ave, A 3500 for the presentation “Current Trends in the Hepatitis C Epidemic in the United States.”

  The activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category I credit. Lunch will be provided for the first 50 guests.