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Viral infections including influenza

Jan 2nd 2014 at 3:27 AM

viralThere are only two situations in which the developing fetus may be at risk: Episode initial severe during the first trimester (12 weeks) pregnancy, which can cause miscarriage. This type of risk is very uncommon and occurs also with a number of other viral infections,

including influenza First episode in the last trimester of pregnancy, as there is a lot of this virus and insufficient for the mother to produce antibodies time to protect the fetus . Transmission of the virus to the fetus cause neonatal herpes, a potentially lethal disease.
However, neonatal herpes is extremely rare in developed countries. The careful monitoring, appropriate use of antiviral treatment and / or cesarean delivery can reduce the risk to the fetus. Care during pregnancy is important that pregnant women inform the doctor / midwife if she or her partner has genital herpes. When partner has genital herpes and the woman has no evidence of infection, the following procedures can help women to prevent acquiring the virus during pregnancy:

Blood test to establish whether the woman has antibodies to HSV condom use from the moment of conception until delivery of oral administration to the woman's partner antiviral medication during this pregnancy to suppress outbreaks of genital herpes If the woman's partner has a history of facial herpes or cold sores, avoid oral sex during pregnancy.
As the last stage of the approaches during pregnancy, regular checkups and wife should be made along with the doctor, can discuss the possibility of cesarean delivery or use of antiviral drugs

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