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    Source: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/0...ider-flu-shot/

    4 reasons why pregnant women should consider the flu shot
    By Dr. Manny Alvarez
    Published January 07, 2013

    FoxNews.com

    With flu season in full swing, and the number of severe cases leading to an increase in hospitalizations, as well as 18 pediatric deaths, attention must be paid to pregnant women when it comes to this potentially dangerous virus.

    Expectant mothers must be encouraged to get a flu shot and if they notice flu-like symptoms, they need to seek medical help immediately.

    The mortality and complications of the flu in pregnancy are enormous. And these complications are not only significant to the mother, but can also affect her baby by causing premature labor, premature delivery and even death...
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