Autism Risk in Offspring Due To Maternal Flu

Pregnancy is a crucial stage when it is ideal to stay healthy and away from any form of infection, especially common cold and fever. This is mainly because the chances of the infection to affect the growing fetus is more and may cause adverse effects on growth. ut what are the risks associated with infection during pregnancy? A recent study found no evidence that laboratory-diagnosis alone of maternal influenza during pregnancy is associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the offspring.

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