Pregnancy and Infections

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What will establish if a child is immune to chicken pox?
A blood test
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What is cytomegalovirus (CMV)?
It's a virus that is part of the herpes group which can cause coldsores and chicken pox
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What problems can CMV cause for unborn babies?
Hearing problems, visual impairments, blindness, learning disabilities or epilepsy
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What is group B strep?
A bacteria when carried by a woman is in the intestine and vagina
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What problems can Group B strep cause in pregnancies?
Usually none, but it can cause premature labour, fever and the baby having GBS
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What do cat faeces contain?
toxoplasma which causes toxoplasmosis infections
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What do sheep contain?
An organism called chlamydia psittaci which is known to cause misscarriages, they also carry toxoplasma
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What can pigs be a source of?
Hepatitis E
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What is Hepatitis B?
A virus that affects the liver
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What happens if you have Hepatitis B or infected during pregnancy with it?
You can pass the infection onto the baby at birth
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What is Hepatitis C?
A virus that affects the liver
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What happens to the baby if you have Hepatitis C?
It may be passed to the baby
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What is Herpes?
A genital infection that causes painful blisters or ulcers
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What happens if the first infection occurs near the end of pregnancy?
A caesarean section may be recommended to reduce the risk of passing it onto the baby at birth
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How can HIV be passed from the mother to the baby?
Pregnancy, birth or during breast feeding
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What reduces the risk of not passing HIV onto your baby?
Treatment during pregnancy and not breast feeding
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What is parvovirus B19 (slapped cheek syndrome?
A common infection in children that causes a red rash on the face
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What can an STI do?
Affect your baby's health during and after pregnancy
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What is the zika virus?
A virus which causes birth defects, it can cause the baby to have an abnormally small head (microephaly) it is also spreading mosquitos
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What can reduce the risk of zika virus?
Wearing loose clothing that covers arms and legs
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What is cytomegalovirus (CMV)?

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It's a virus that is part of the herpes group which can cause coldsores and chicken pox

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What problems can CMV cause for unborn babies?

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What is group B strep?

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