One month follow up of a #neonate born to a #mother who survived #Ebola virus disease during #pregnancy: a case report in the #DRC (BMC Pediatr., abstract)

[Source: US National Library of Medicine, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

BMC Pediatr. 2019 Jun 18;19(1):202. doi: 10.1186/s12887-019-1584-6.

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.

Baraka NK1, Mumbere M2, Ndombe E3.

Author information: 1 Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kalemie, Kalemie, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 2 Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Graben, Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo. mupenzimumbere@gmail.com. 3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kalemie, Kalemie, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

 

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.

KEYWORDS: Case report; Ebola virus; Neonate; One month follow up; Pregnancy

PMID: 31215482 DOI: 10.1186/s12887-019-1584-6

Keywords: Ebola; Pediatrics; Pregnancy; Ebola.

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I am an Italian blogger, active since 2005 with main focus on emerging infectious diseases such as avian influenza, SARS, antibiotics resistance, and many other global Health issues. Other fields of interest are: climate change, global warming, geological and biological sciences. My activity consists mainly in collection and analysis of news, public services updates, confronting sources and making decision about what are the 'signals' of an impending crisis (an outbreak, for example). When a signal is detected, I follow traces during the entire course of an event. I started in 2005 my blog ''A TIME'S MEMORY'', now with more than 40,000 posts and 3 millions of web interactions. Subsequently I added an Italian Language blog, then discontinued because of very low traffic and interest. I contributed for seven years to a public forum (FluTrackers.com) in the midst of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014, I left the site to continue alone my data tracking job.

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