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Volume 22, Number 4—April 2016

Ebola Virus in Breast Milk in an Ebola Virus–Positive Mother with Twin Babies, Guinea, 2015

Helena NordenstedtComments to Author , Elhadj Ibrahima Bah, Marc-Antoine de la Vega, Mamadou Barry, Magassouba N’Faly, Moumié Barry, Beatrice Crahay, Tom Decroo, Michel Van Herp, and Brecht Ingelbeen
Author affiliations: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (H. Nordenstedt); Médecins Sans Frontières Operational Centre Brussels, Conakry, Guinea (H. Nordenstedt, E.I. Bah, M.-A. de la Vega, Mamadou Barry, B. Crahay, B. Ingelbeen); Donka National Hospital, Conakry (E.I. Bah, Moumié Barry); University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (M.-A. de la Vega); Université Gamal Abdel Nasser, Conakry (M. N’Faly); Médecins Sans Frontières Operational Centre Brussels, Brussels, Belgium (T. Decroo, M. Van Herp); Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (B. Ingelbeen)

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Overview of results from all Ebola virus RT-PCRs performed during hospitalization of breast-feeding mother of twin babies, Guinea, 2015*

Day after admission Blood, Ct Breast milk, Ct Urine, Ct
1 32.5, glycoprotein NT NT
3 33.7, glycoprotein NT NT
6 NT 21.6, nucleoprotein NT
14 40.5, nucleoprotein 27.5, nucleoprotein NT
18 41.0, glycoprotein NT NT
21 40.3, nucleoprotein 32.7, nucleoprotein NT
25 39.3, nucleoprotein NT NT
29 Negative, glycoprotein and nucleoprotein NT Negative, glycoprotein and nucleoprotein

*Testing performed by using the Xpert Ebola Assay (GeneXpert Instrument Systems, Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA, USA). The lowest of the reported glycoprotein and nucleoprotein values are reported. Ct values <20 are highly positive, whereas Ct values >35 are weakly positive. Ct, cycle threshold; NT, not tested.

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