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Pregnancy as a risk factor for severe influenza infection: an individual participant data meta-analysis

Mertz, Domink; Lo, Calvin Ka-Fung; Lytvyn, Lyubov; Ortiz, Justin R.; Loeb, Mark; Kelly, Paul


BACKGROUND: WHO identifies pregnant women to be at increased risk for severe outcomes from influenza virus infections and recommends that they be prioritized for influenza vaccination. The evidence supporting this, however, is inconsistent. Ecologic studies in particular suggest more severe outcomes from influenza infection during pregnancy than studies based on individual patient data. Individual studies however may be underpowered and, as reported in a previous systematic review,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-08-02
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-019-4318-3
Access Rights: Open Access


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