• Severe flu in pregnant women linked to adverse infant outcomes

    One year ago - By Healio

    Recent study findings published in Birth Defects Research demonstrate that infants born to mothers with severe influenza requiring ICU care were at risk of several adverse health outcomes, including prematurity.
    Kim Newsome, MPH, from the CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, and colleagues wrote that research conducted after the 2009 influenza A pandemic demonstrated that pregnant women who were infected had an increased risk for death or severe illness that required hospitalization or ICU care. However, few studies have assessed the outcomes of
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