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newsGP – ‘Fascinating’ pregnancy research reinforces importance of flu shot – RACGP

A ‘drastically heightened’ immune response, not immunosuppression, leads to complications during pregnancy, a new study has found.

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A ‘drastically heightened’ immune response, not immunosuppression, leads to complications during pregnancy, a new study has found.
The research suggests the vascular system is central to complications caused by influenza during pregnancy.
The research, led by RMIT, suggests influenza does not stay in the lungs but spreads throughout the mother’s body – impacting current scientific thinking on why flu infections affect pregnant women and their babies so severely.The research, conducted in…

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