Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Swine Flu Hits Pregnant Humans harder

A recent study from the USA shows that the current swine flu may hit pregnant women harder than the average human. Pregnant women may be four times as likely than other humans of needing hospital care, if caught by the flu. The study only involves thirtyfour pregnant women, but eleven of these were admitted to hospital. This was a rate four times higher than that seen in the general population. It remains to be seen if further studies can confirm these findings, but since this study indicated a number four times as high, I guess it is rather likely that there is a correlation, even though the study was done on just a few humans.

As far as I know, the swine flu does not affect dogs. This is good, considering the plans we have of more puppy litters in the near future.

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