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ATLANTA — After months of sparse information on how COVID-19 can impact pregnancy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based in Atlanta, has designated expecting mothers at higher risk of the virus.

WASHINGTON - If the United States were suddenly facing a potential avian influenza pandemic, just one U.S. manufacturer could be counted on to make human pandemic flu vaccine here. And although the chickens that lay the eggs used in the process are themselves susceptible to the virus, until an emergency arises only voluntary and often inadequate measures by poultry producers are in place to protect flocks, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.