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Pregnant? Don't trust those flu tests

December 23, 2009 |  6:08 pm

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.

Read more.

-- Tami Dennis