Do You Know, How A Newborn Is Affected With Mother’s Flu

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Do You Know, How A Newborn Is Affected With Mother’s Flu? So, are you going to be a mother? Then take a note on this! An infant faces danger when born to women with influenza, finds a current study.

As Per Study

In the journal Birth Defects Research, this study was published.

A test of 490 pregnant women with influenza was done, 1451 women without influenza with pregnancies in the same year, and 1446 pregnant women without influenza with early year pregnancies.

In 2009, women suffering from H1N1 influenza were admitted to an intensive care unit were probably going to deliver preterm infants, low birth infants, and infants with low Apgar scores (a method to quickly recap the health of newborn children against infant mortality) than women in the other groups.

Women with influenza who were not admitted to the hospital, as well as hospitalized women not admitted to the intensive care unit, didn’t have significantly incremented risk for adverse infant outcomes.

As per the saying of senior author Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, of the University of Florida, “The message of this work is particularly timely in the midst of the current influenza season. Our study found that severely ill women with 2009 H1N1 influenza during pregnancy were more likely to have adverse birth outcomes -such as their baby being born preterm or of low birth weight–than women without influenza.”

Dr. Sonja ended her words by saying, “These findings support the importance of pregnant women receiving the influenza vaccine and of prompt treatment with antiviral medications for pregnant women suspected of having influenza.”

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