UK Issues Swine Flu Alert for Pregnant Women, Babies

UK docs release special precautions for most at risk
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 19, 2009 10:51 AM CDT
Experts in the UK are warning pregnant women and children to take extra precautions against swine flu.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Amid increasing concern that pregnant women and young children are most at risk from swine flu, experts in the UK are warning them to take extra precautions, the Telegraph reports. Doctors suggest avoiding unnecessary travel and crowds, particularly on trains and the London Underground. Most swine flu cases wouldn’t harm a pregnant woman or her fetus, experts say, but there's an outside chance of premature labor, birth defects, or a miscarriage.