Iron deficiency is associated with a reduced risk of developing malaria infection, as shown in a cohort study of African children. As such, improving iron status may predispose this population to infection.
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Antiviral treatment with tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF) during pregnancy in highly viraemic mothers effectively prevents mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of hepatitis B virus (HBV) with no safety concerns, according to two studies presented during the AASLD 2020 Liver Meeting.