Ebola virus disease in pregnancy: Screening and management of Ebola cases, contacts and survivors

Item Type:

Guide

Title

Ebola virus disease in pregnancy: Screening and management of Ebola cases, contacts and survivors

Description

Interim guidance

Creator

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2018-08-31

Objectives

Overview

Evidence suggests that pregnant women with active Ebola virus disease and pregnant women who survive Ebola without pregnancy loss may transmit the virus during childbirth and/or management of obstetric complications. Pregnant women who are contacts of confirmed Ebola cases may also pose a risk of transmitting to others depending on the time of the exposure and development of Ebola virus disease.

This document provides guidance for:

  • screening and triage of pregnant women in the context of an Ebola outbreak;
  • infection prevention and control (IPC) precautions for pregnant women at risk of EVD transmission during childbirth and complication management;
  • management of pregnant EVD cases, contacts and survivors;
  • lactation and Ebola virus disease.

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