Most severe and fatal cases of pertussis occur in infants <8 weeks of age, before initiation of the primary pertussis vaccine series. Women are recommended to receive Tdap vaccine at the start of the third trimester of each pregnancy to optimize transplacental transfer of antibodies to the fetus. 211 more words
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All U.S. women are recommended to receive Tdap vaccine at 27-36 weeks gestation during each pregnancy to reduce the risk of pertussis to their infants. The impact of this strategy on severity of disease among infected infants has not been evaluated. 183 more words
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Actress Olivia Wilde is pregnant, fed up, and taking a stand about the lack of courtesy on the subway.
As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported, a very pregnant Wilde issued a very angry tweet on Wednesday afternoon. 376 more words
The outbreak of Zika in Brazil has been linked to microcephaly in children whose mothers contracted the disease while pregnant. However, new evidence has given scientists… 273 more words