Pregnant? Don't trust those flu tests
A new post over at the L.A. Now blog describes a report published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Times staff writer Rong-Gong Lin II writes: "A new study by California health officials says pregnant women with flu-like symptoms should promptly undergo 'aggressive antiviral treatment,' even if a preliminary test shows that the patient tests negative for the flu."
The stakes are too high for a delay to be worth the risk.
-- Tami Dennis