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To date there have been 848 confirmed and probable cases in this outbreak, which is now in its seventh month. Of those, 529 people have died. The WHO estimates that 57 percent of those cases are women; 35 percent of the total cases have been women of childbearing age.

Children, too, have made up a startling share of the cases in this outbreak. Just under a third of cases have been children under the age of 18, and half of those have been in kids under the age of 5, the U.N. International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) reported in its most recent update.

Krubiner said the policy reversal will not only offer pregnant women the protection of the vaccine, but also provide a critical chance to see how the vaccine works in these women. That knowledge will be of benefit in future outbreaks, she said.

…continue reading ‘Ebola Vaccine Will Be Provided to Women Who Are Pregnant, Marking Reversal in Policy’

See also: Pregnant Women & Vaccines Against Emerging Epidemic Threats: Ethics Guidance for Preparedness, Research, and Response – from the PREVENT Working Group

 

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