Hurricane Stress Linked to Stillbirths

May 8, 2014 10:30 PM

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Hurricanes Katrina and Rita significantly increased the number of stillbirths in the Louisiana parishes most affected by the storms, new research suggests.

The 2005 hurricanes resulted in almost 2,000 deaths of children and adults, but researchers have concluded that as many as 205 excess fetal deaths should be added to the toll in the six hardest hit parishes.

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