Babies born very prematurely are more likely to harbour Ureaplasma bacteria, according to new research to be presented on Sunday at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.
Ureaplasma bacteria are often present in the birth canal but they are unusually small and difficult to detect. The bacteria can be passed on to babies during pregnancy or birth, and can cause a respiratory infection in newborns. The new research shows that very premature babies who have Ureaplasma bacteria in the lungs at birth are
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