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Hepatitis C is subject of April 10 CMMC Program

"Hepatitis C Virus Infection" is the subject of a Central Maine Medical Center Accenting Your Health presentation set for April 10.

Imad H. Durra, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist who practices with Central Maine Medical Center Infectious Diseases Associates in Lewiston, will provide an introduction to the basics of hepatitis C transmission and prevention, the disease's effect on the liver and other organs, and how it is treated.

Prior to relocating to the Lewiston-Auburn area several years ago, Durra practiced for nine years at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he provided inpatient consultation services and managed outpatient care for patients living with HIV, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases. He also directed a hepatitis C clinic sponsored by Acadia Hospital in Bangor

He earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut Medical School in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed an internal medicine residency at State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, N.Y., where he served as chief resident. He completed an infectious diseases fellowship at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.

He is certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

The program will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 10 in the Chairmen's Rooms, located on the lower lever of the 12 High Street Medical Office Building in Lewiston.

There is no cost for the presentation.

Those interested in attending the program are urged to register in advance by calling 795-8448, emailing prevention@cmhc.org, or registering online at www.cmmc.org

Interpreter services are available upon advance request.


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