Ebola infection during pregnancy: Clear management guideline
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Dr. Neeta Naik
Ebola infection during pregnancy: Clear management guidelines lacking
- Takeaway

Ebola infection during pregnancy does not increase risk for maternal death, but may increase risk for fetal death.

- Why this matters

There is a scarcity of data on Ebola virus infection and pregnancy resulting in challenges and for physicians.

The 2014-2016 outbreak has provided some data to improve guidelines for management during pregnancy and delivery.

Ebola virus has been detected in amniotic fluid, cord blood, and placental tissue.

- Key results

30% of reproductive-aged women had Ebola.

Mortality not different between pregnant women with and without Ebola.

7% of women were Ebola positive and pregnant (n=13).....

https://www.univadis.co.uk/viewarticle/ebola-infection-during-pregnancy-management-guidelines-lacking-503801
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