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New study suggests risk of birth defects in babies born to women on HIV medicine dolutegravir

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European Medicines Agency, 18/05/2018 The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is evaluating preliminary results from a study which found 4 cases of birth defects such as spina bifida (malformed spinal cord) in babies born to mothers who became pregnant while taking dolutegravir. While EMA is assessing the new evidence it has issued the following precautionary advice: Dolutegravir HIV medicines should...

‘People are scared’: the fight against a deadly virus no one has heard of

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Guardian Australia, Tue 24 Apr 2018 14.52 AEST An Aboriginal woman – we’ll call her B – is sitting in a dry creek bed outside her community and telling the world “this is a very bad disease. But we have to talk in a way not to shame people. Not telling them straight out. Telling them gently and quietly.” B is talking about a sickness that has killed her family member and is a potential tragedy...

Risk of catching Zika virus through sexual transmission far higher than thought, WHO says

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ABC radio,Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:35:47
The World Health Organization (WHO) says it appears the risk of catching the mosquito-borne Zika virus through sexual transmission is far higher than thought.
And the complications for unborn babies are far broader than previously feared.
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