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Breaking the Silence on Viral HepatitisBreaking the Silence on Viral Hepatitis

Ronald O. Valdiserri, MD, MPH; and Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH
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This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 29 April 2014.

From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-0404.

Requests for Single Reprints: Ronald O. Valdiserri, MD, MPH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW, HHH Building, Room 443-H, Washington, DC 20201; e-mail, ron.valdiserri@hhs.gov.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Valdiserri and Koh: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: R.O. Valdiserri, H.K. Koh.

Drafting of the article: R.O. Valdiserri.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: R.O. Valdiserri, H.K. Koh.

Final approval of the article: R.O. Valdiserri, H.K. Koh.

Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(2):147-148. doi:10.7326/M14-0404
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Viral hepatitis is a major public health problem in the United States. In this commentary, officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services address current challenges and opportunities for the control of viral hepatitis and comment on the updated version of the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan for 2014–2016.

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