We describe two Ebola virus (EBOV) RT-PCR discordant mother–child pairs. In the first, blood from the breastfeeding mother, recovering from EBOV infection, tested negative twice but her urine tested positive. Her child became infected by EBOV and died. In the second, the breastfed child remained EBOV-negative, although the mother’s blood tested positive. We highlight possible benefits of EBOV RT-PCR testing in urine and breast milk and the need for hygiene counselling when those fluids are EBOV-positive.
|Journal||Euro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 22 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health