Ebola virus persistence in breast milk after no reported illness: A likely source of virus transmission from mother to child
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Colleges, School and Institutes
- INSERM U1219, Bordeaux University, and.
- World Health Organization, Conakry, Guinea.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
- European Mobile Laboratory Consortium, Hamburg, Germany.
- Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Institut Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal.
- Université Gamal Abdel Nasser de Conakry, Laboratoire des Fièvres Hémorragiques en Guinée, Conakry, Guinea.
- World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; and.
- Ministry of Health, Conakry, Guinea.
- Institute of Microbiology and Infection, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
- European Mobile Laboratory Consortium, Hamburg, Germany; firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 9-month-old infant died from Ebola virus (EBOV) disease with unknown epidemiological link. While her parents did not report previous illness, laboratory investigations revealed persisting EBOV RNA in the mother's breast milk and the father's seminal fluid. Genomic analysis strongly suggests EBOV transmission to the child through breastfeeding.
|Journal||Clinical Infectious Diseases|
|Early online date||10 Dec 2016|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 10 Dec 2016|