In 2009, uncontained transmission of novel H1N1 influenza rapidly became a worldwide pandemic and concern. Infected pregnant women were identified at high risk for H1N1 influenza complications that included an increased mortality rate that was greater than the general population affected by the disease. Major worldwide effort has been done over the last year to develop a strategy for containment of H1N1 transmission, disease prevention, and vaccination development.


Pregnancy, H1N1, Women, Influenza, Pandemic

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