The placenta provides essential nourishment and protection to a developing fetus, but new research has suggested that a common cold virus may be able to cross this barrier.
Browsing: Maternal Infection
Giving a single dose of preventative antibiotics after assisted childbirth could prevent almost half of maternal infections and also reduce antibiotic use by infection prevention, according to a new trial.
Maternal infections, including influenza, can lead to higher rates of adverse fetal outcomes. New research suggests high levels of choline during gestation could mitigate this impact.
Ethically possible and ethically required: The path towards equitable inclusion of pregnant women in vaccine development
Vaccination during pregnancy provides important benefits, so why are pregnant women excluded from clinical trials? Learn more about the path towards including this group in vaccine development for both routine and emergency vaccinations.
The oral antifungal drug fluconazole, which is used to treat vaginal yeast infections, has been linked to higher rates of miscarriage if used during pregnancy, according to new research.
What effects can intrapartum antimicrobial use have on the neonatal microbiome development? And could they impact in long-term health?
IDWeek: Could antiretroviral therapy efavirenz increase the risk of neurological conditions in offspring?
Antiretroviral therapy with efavirenz in HIV-positive pregnant women has been reported to increase the risk of neurological conditions in offspring.
Is Zika congenital syndrome, which affected thousands of babies born in Brazil during epidemics, associated with an increased host genetic susceptibility? And could Zika be a strong oncolytic agent against aggressive brain tumors? Find out in this opinion piece.
A recent study has presented an accurate estimation of pregnancy outcomes associated with Zika infection in French territories in the Americas.
In this interview, take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review on influenza virus infection in pregnancy with author, Lucy Somerville.