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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.