Swine flu outbreak of Pandemic Influenza and effect on pregnancy


Author(s): NL Durga Prasad, N Krishna Sri, AA Malleswari, A Santhi Priya AVVS Narayana, K Hariprasanth

Influenza a (H1N1) virus was identifying in specimens obtained from two epidemiologically unlinked

patients in the United States. The ongoing outbreak of novel H1N1 2009influenza (swine influenza) has caused

more than 3, 99,232 laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 and over 4735 deaths globally.

This novel 2009 influenza virus designated as H1N1 A/swine/California/04/2009 virus is not zoonotic swine flu

and is transmitted from person to person and has higher transmissibility then that of seasonal influenza viruses.

In India the novel H1N1 virus infection has been reported from all over the country. A total of 68,919 samples

from clinically suspected persons have been tested for influenza A H1N1 across the country and 13,330

(18.9%) of them have been found positive with 427 deaths. At the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New

Delhi India, we tested 1096 clinical samples for the presence of novel H1N1 influenza virus and seasonal

influenza viruses. Of these 1096 samples, 194 samples (17.7%) were positive for novel H1N1 influenza virus

and 197 samples (18%) were positive for seasonal Influenza viruses. the swine flu all so, effected on

pregnancy, how to effected on omblicalcord and cross the placental barrier and caused to the death of baby

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