This session will review issues and scenarios that arise in the management of hepatitis A. The epidemiology of hepatitis A in Ontario will be reviewed along with laboratory-related issues and challenges. Specific challenges related to the management of food handlers with hepatitis A and the management of a hepatitis A cases or contacts in a child care centres will be explored.
Note: While this is the third in a series of sessions on hepatitis, each one is independent. Prior attendace at an earlier session is helpful but not required.
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Presenters: Leigh Hobbs, Dr. Anton Andonov and Dr. Bryna Warshawsky
Leigh Hobbs is an epidemiologist with the Enteric, Zoonotic and Vector Borne Diseases Unit at PHO.
Dr. Anton Andonov is the head of Molecular and Immunodiagnostics, Bloodborne Pathogens & Hepatitis at the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratories. He is also an adjunct Professor with the Department of Medical Microbiology University of Manitoba.
Dr. Bryna Warshawsky is a Public Health Physician, Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response, PHO.
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