Study finds why Pregnant Women are more Vulnerable to Flu than Healthy Adults

September 23, 2014 11:36 AM

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Study finds why Pregnant Women are more Vulnerable to Flu than Healthy Adults

A new study from the Stanford University has revealed that pregnant women are at higher risk of falling sick after contracting flu than healthy adults because of having an unusually strong immune response to influenza.

Researchers were surprised by their findings as they previously thought that immune responses become weak during pregnancy. They considered this factor did not allow the body to reject the fetus. However, the new research has showed that the immune system strongly responds to the pandemic wine flu v...

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