Number of pages: 4 pages
Publication date: September 2015
WHO reference number:WHO/EVD/HSE/PED/15.1
- Interim guidance on Ebola virus disease in pregnancy
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There is no evidence to show that women who survive Ebola virus disease (EVD) and subsequently become pregnant pose a risk for Ebola virus transmission. However, pregnant women with active EVD and pregnant women who survive EVD without pregnancy loss may transmit the virus during delivery and/or management of obstetric complications. Pregnant women who are contacts of confirmed Ebola cases pose a potential risk.
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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