In this journal article, authors examine the risks pregnant women face when infected with the Ebola virus. This article provides general background information on Ebola and specifically addresses what is known about Ebola virus disease in pregnancy and the implications for practicing ob-gyns in the United States. Specific recommendations in the article include that U.S. health care providers, including ob-gyns, should ask patients about recent travel to affected countries in West Africa; know the signs and symptoms of Ebola virus disease; and know what to do if they have a patient with compatible illness.
Study authors include staff from CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.
Please note: the findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the CDC.