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Volume 22, Number 7—July 2016

Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery after Ebola Virus Disease and Implications for Infection Control in Obstetric Services, United States

Amanda KamaliComments to Author , Denise J. Jamieson, Julius Kpaduwa, Sarah Schrier, Moon Kim, Nicole M. Green, Ute Ströher, Atis Muehlenbachs, Michael Bell, Pierre E. Rollin, and Laurene Mascola
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A. Kamali, D.J. Jamieson, U. Ströher, A. Muehlenbachs, M. Bell, P.E. Rollin); Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA (A. Kamali, M. Kim, N.M. Green, L. Mascola); Greater El Monte Community Hospital, South El Monte, California, USA (J. Kpaduwa, S. Schrier)

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Table 2

Recommendations for use of personal protective equipment by healthcare workers during postpartum care of a woman who became pregnant after surviving Ebola virus disease and during care of her neonate, United States, 2015*

Level of care Face mask Face shield Gown
Fluid-resistant, midcalf boot covers
Isolation Fluid-resistant or impermeable† Gloves
Single Double
While caring for mother
Before bedding/gown change Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
After bedding/gown change (vaginal exam, perineal care)
No, unless splash likely
No, unless splash likely

While caring for neonate
Before bathing Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
After bathing No No No No Yes‡ No No

*These personal protective equipment recommendations were developed for this particular patient and do not represent a formal recommendation.
†Impermeable indicates that the material and construction have demonstrated resistance to synthetic blood and simulated bloodborne pathogens; fluid-resistant indicates demonstrated resistance to water (
‡To be used if exposure to fluids is likely.

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