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One month follow up of a neonate born to a mother who survived Ebola virus disease during pregnancy: a case report in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Title

One month follow up of a neonate born to a mother who survived Ebola virus disease during pregnancy: a case report in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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The authors report a 1 month follow up of a neonate described as "miracle baby" because she was born Ebola virus disease-free and survived after her mother was infected with Ebola virus during the third trimester of pregnancy.

Date

2019-06-18

Citation

Baraka, N. K., M. Mumbere, and E. Ndombe. 2019. "One month follow up of a neonate born to a mother who survived Ebola virus disease during pregnancy: a case report in the Democratic Republic of Congo." BMC pediatrics 19 (1):202.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The authors report a 1 month follow up of a neonate described as "miracle baby" because she was born Ebola virus disease-free and survived after her mother was infected with Ebola virus during the third trimester of pregnancy.

CASE PRESENTATION:

This female newborn baby was registered at the Maternity of Beni Reference General Hospital and the Ebola Treatment Centre in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. She was delivered normally and showed no signs of Ebola infection. All tests were negative for Ebola. At 1 month follow up, the baby is growing normally.

CONCLUSIONS:

This very rare happy outcome for neonates of mothers infected with Ebola virus motivated the authors to report the case.

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