Saturday, August 1, 2009

WHO advises H1N1 flu drugs for pregnant women

Just how risky is it for pregnant women if ever they contract the H1N1 virus?

According to earlier reports, expecting women are in the high-risk group, and that they should be immediately given the medicine when they show symptoms of the H1N1 virus, whether or not they are confirmed to be infected with the virus.

Waiting until the laboratory results come out may prove fatal, as the current medicine against H1N1 is most potent only within 48 hours of the disease’s onset.

The risk of taking the medication far outweighs the risk of waiting for confirmation, and it would be too late by then.

WHO advises H1N1 flu drugs for pregnant women