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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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kalemie, Kalemie, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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.
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.
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.