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Journal Article

Sep 14, 2016

Pregnancy outcomes in Liberian women who conceived after recovery from Ebola virus disease


Although sporadic outbreaks continue to arise in west Africa, the recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic, which resulted in nearly 28 650 cases, has been contained. In Liberia specifically, the epidemic began in June, 2014, with the latest outbreak ending in January, 2016. Over 10 670 probable, suspected, and confirmed cases have been documented to date in the country.1Individuals who survived EVD now face significant health challenges.2 Post-Ebola syndrome has been associated with uveitis, headache and other neurological symptoms, musculoskeletal pain, and insomnia, at least some of which are suspected to involve viral sequestration in body tissues and fluids.