Dr. John Hulsfhoff is tracking pregnant women with the flu.
All pregnant women should contact their physician now to discuss getting the flu vaccine.
Any pregnant woman who experiences symptoms of the flu, or has been exposed to someone with the flu or flu-like symptoms, should see their physician immediately for treatment.
Early treatment of the flu in pregnant women not only decreases rates of severe disease and hospitalization, but is shown to decrease risks to the fetus of birth defects, pre term labor and low birth weight.
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