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H1N1 and Pregnant Women Video

 

Jordan Perlow, MD practices at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.

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ASK THE EXPERT: H1N1 - Full Transcription

Text:     This video is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is not intended to provide professional medical advice or any other professional service. If medical or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

Audio:  Opening Theme Music

Text:     Banner Health Presents:
             Ask the Expert
   
 Jordan Perlow, MD
 Associate Director of Maternal & Fetal Medicine
 Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

Text: H1N1 Virus
 (Swine Flu)

Image:  Jordan Perlow, MD, speaks on-camera throughout the video.

Audio:  “The H1N1 virus is commonly referred to as Swine Flu. And this is a relatively new virus that was detected at the beginning of this epidemic—as we’re calling it now, a pandemic—back in April, early May.” 

Text:     Infecting younger individuals
 Causing greater complications

Audio:  “And it’s particularly worrisome because it tends to be infecting younger individuals and causing greater complications in the younger population…”

Image: A photo of a pregnant woman’s torso area.
Text:     Pregnant Women

Audio:  “…including the population of our pregnant women…””

Image: Pregnant woman on couch with her parents sitting beside her.
Text: Elderly People

Audio:  “…compared to seasonal flu that tends to have a greater impact in the elderly.”

Text:     H1N1 Virus
 (Swine Flu)
• Fever
• Cough
• Sour Throat
• Runny Nose

Audio:  “If a pregnant woman starts to develop symptoms of influenza, or what we’re calling ‘influenza-like illness,’ those would be symptoms such as a fever, such as a cough, a sore throat, a runny nose….”

Text:     H1N1 Virus
• Body Aches
• Muscle Aches
• Loss of Appetite
• Nausea
• Vomiting

Audio:  “…sometimes body aches, muscle aches, things of this nature, a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting. These sorts of symptoms should be taken very seriously…”

Text:     Photo of a pregnant woman
 
Audio:  “…especially during pregnancy. Influenza and other respiratory ailments tend to be much worse during pregnancy. And we know this from previous flu epidemics that we have a good deal of data on.

Text:     H1N1 Virus
 (Swine Flu)
 See Your Health Care Provider

Audio:  “What we really want to emphasize is that pregnant women who experience these symptoms should see their health care provider, should call their obstetrician or nurse mid-wife or nurse practitioner, and make sure that they communicate what they’re experiencing.”

Text:     Photo of mother holding baby while kissing baby’s forehead.

Audio:  “This is really important for the primary reason that treatment is felt to be safe during pregnancy and the earlier we start the treatment, especially within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms, we’re likely to see a greater benefit.

Text:    For more health information from Banner Health experts
            Please Visit www.BannerHealth.com or call Banner Health’s
            Physician Referral & Resource Line at 1(800) 230-CARE (2273)

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