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Researchers compared 490 pregnant women with the flu and 1,451 who did not have the flu. Sixty-four of the women with flu were so ill that they were admitted to a hospital ICU. The results appear in the journal Birth Defects Research.

The study also found that babies of the most seriously ill women were eight times more likely to have low Apgar scores, a measure of a baby’s health in the minutes after birth. The test assesses the baby’s color, heart rate, reflexes, muscle tone and breathing.

…continue reading ‘Severe Flu Raises Risk Of Birth Problems For Pregnant Women, Babies’

Image: By Bobjgalindo – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7171354

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