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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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Abstract

MOODLEY, J; BLUMBERG, L  and  SCHOUB, B D. Pregnancy and H1N1 influenza: lessons to learn. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2011, vol.101, n.10, pp. 744-744. ISSN 0256-9574.

Pregnancy, with or without additional complications, constitutes a high-risk condition for complications of influenza infection and warrants early intervention with neuraminidase inhibitors such as oseltamivir, if influenza is suspected. Treatment should not be delayed for laboratory confirmation. In South Africa, the high burden of HIV infection is a further complication.

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