How Does The New Delta Variant Affect Pregnant Women?

How Does The New Delta Variant Affect Pregnant Women?
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The delta variant arising from the Corona virus threatens many global health systems, due to its different properties from other variables, as it is more prevalent among people, causing an increase in the number of infections.

A report published in CNN warned of the risks to pregnant women from infection with the new delta variant, especially after many health officials in England issued a statement urging pregnant women to be vaccinated against the Corona virus. 


The report indicated that 98% of pregnant mothers who were hospitalized with coronavirus did not receive vaccinations, especially after the World Health Organization (WHO) previously also said that infected pregnant women face an increased risk of severe coronavirus infection compared to non-pregnant women of the same age.


Experts emphasized that the risk may be higher with the Delta strain, which has been shown to be more contagious and can cause more serious illness compared to previous variants of the virus.


The latest data collected by the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) showed that the number of pregnant women hospitalized with the virus is increasing in the UK due to the Delta strain.


The report warned of new variants of the virus, such as the alpha and delta strains, because each of them is more dangerous for pregnant women, who may be exposed to pneumonia and enter intensive care, as data showed that about 33% of women in hospital infected with the Corona virus, need respiratory support. And that 15% need intensive care.


Experts confirmed that there is an increase among pregnant women who need care for acute symptoms, especially since this variable may expose the mother and fetus to serious complications. 

These risks include preeclampsia, infections, and admission to hospital intensive care units.


The report indicated that children born to mothers infected with the Corona virus are more at risk of premature birth and low birth weight, and it was found that one in five women who were admitted to the hospital with serious symptoms as a result of infection, are at risk of premature birth. 


The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the UK's Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization advise pregnant women to get the full doses of the vaccine to prevent infection.

Source  youm7


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