Pregnant Women May Be More Vulnerable to Potentially Dangerous Infection: Study

Mothers-to-be may be more susceptible to an infection associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, a new study suggests.

Dr. Catherine Herway, assistant director of maternal-fetal medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, in New York City, said it's too early to culture (test) all pregnant women for H. influenzae. She echoed Edwards' editorial comment that more research is needed to better understand its prevalence in other areas.

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