|New research has suggested that newborn babies could be protected against seasonal flu infections if their mothers receive a flu jab during pregnancy.
A study conducted by US scientists on 340 pregnant women in Bangladesh found that rates of influenza among babies under six months born to mothers who were given the flu jab fell by 63 per cent.
The researchers noted that the results could prove very helpful to the prevention of flu in newborns because babies are too young to receive the annual vaccine against the infection or to take the drugs for treatment of the disease and are therefore particularly vulnerable to it.
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