Neutralizing Threats to Brain Chemistry Caused by Maternal Infections

Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child


Research Area: Population and demographics

Keywords: Maternal health; Developmental neurobiology; Child development

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


This study's findings have significant implications for developing more aggressive prevention and treatment strategies for women who contract influenza and other infections when pregnant, in order to avoid long-lasting disruptions in the brain chemistry of their babies.