Management of pregnant women infected with Ebola virus in a treatment centre in Guinea, June 2014

F. M. Baggi, A. Taybi, A. Kurth, M. Van Herp, A. Di Caro, R. Wölfel, S. Günther, T. Decroo, H. Declerck, S. Jonckheere

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Abstract

We report two cases of confirmed Ebola virus disease in pregnant women, who presented at the Médecins Sans Frontières Ebola treatment centre in Guéckédou. Despite the very high risk of death, both pregnant women survived. In both cases the critical decision was made to induce vaginal delivery. We raise a number of considerations regarding the management of Ebola virus-infected pregnant women, including the place of amniocentesis and induced delivery, and whether certain invasive medical acts are justified.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Volume19
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Medicine(all)

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