Viral Hepatitis: The Secret Epidemic: Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, June 17, 2010 [open pdf - 6MB]
From the statement of Henry Johnson: "A few important facts that I want the committee to be aware of. First, two-thirds of Americans infected with hepatitis are unaware of their infection, leaving them unable to take action to protect their health and the health of others. Second, the only dedicated Federal funding for hepatitis is $19.3 million per year for the CDC. This is not enough and pales in comparison to funding for other infectious diseases. Considering these two facts, it is clear that the Federal Government has failed in its response to hepatitis, and I am hopeful that this hearing can bring about a period where this trend is reversed." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Howard Koh, Randy Mayer, Rolf Joachim Benirshke, Anh Cao, Bill Cassidy, Gerald E. Connolly, Mike Honda, Darrell E. Issa, Howard K. Koh, Jeffrey Levi, Randy Mayer, Michael Ninburg, Jackie Speier, and Edolphus Towns.
Serial No. 111-93
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