Stopping the Silent Killer: Hepatitis B Among Asian Americans

Publication Type  Podcasts
Year of Publication  2008
Authors  Samuel So; John Ward; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Language  English
Subgroup  Not Specified
Target Audience  General Audience, General AAPI
Message  General Information, Screening/Vaccination
Distributor  Government Agency
Abstract  This podcast discusses an underappreciated health threat to many Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States: chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus. Dr. John Ward, director of CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis, and Dr. Sam So, founder of the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University, address the importance of testing, vaccination, and care to prevent serious health consequences from this "silent" disease. Run Time: 6:22.