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Rates of hepatitis C virus have been on the rise among pregnant women.
After a long wait, the FDA authorizes Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children as young as 6 months old.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises screening during each pregnancy.
Two different studies found that Vemlidy was safe and effective for pregnant women and their infants.
Despite new guidelines, too few infants born to mothers with hepatitis C were screened for the virus.
Dozens of breast milk samples from women with the coronavirus suggest that breast milk isn’t a source of infection for infants.
Researchers are seeking to understand why only 5% of babies born to mothers with hep C become infected.
Chinese researchers studied 81 women with chronic hepatitis B who began taking Viread before pregnancy.
The CDC has called for treatment of opioid use disorder to include screening for hepatitis C and referral to care and treatment.
Researchers analyzed outcomes among infants with hepatitis B who did and did not receive antiviral treatment before age 1.
This finding follows a recent study indicating that syphilis is on the rise among heterosexual people who inject drugs.
At one hospital in Pittsburgh, the rate of pregnant women with hepatitis C seen for delivery rose 60 percent in eight years.
Highlights from HIV and hepatitis C research presented at the 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston
Wisconsin and other states have seen a near doubling of women who test positive for hepatitis C during pregnancy.
The hospital has apologized to the families involved.
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