Maternal and Infant Outcomes Among Severely III Pregnant and Postpartum Women with 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) -- United States, April 2009-August 2010

Newsome, Kimberly; Williams, Jennifer; Way, Shannon; Honein, Margaret; Hill, Holly; Rasmussen, Sonja; McIntyre, Anne F.; Finelli, Lyn; Jamieson, Denise; Callaghan, William; Zotti, Marianne
September 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/9/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 35, p1193
The article reports on the impact of influenza A (H1N1) on infected pregnant and postpartum women, and their babies. The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices suggested that inactivated influenza vaccines must be applied for all women who are bearing children during the flu season. This practice has been done since 2004. Influenza A (H1N1) is a virus that caused deaths of 75 out of 347 pregnant women with worsened flu in 2009, although 272 were hospitalized and remained alive.


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