Presence of Ebola Virus in Breast Milk and Risk of Mother-to-Child Transmission Synthesis of Evidence
Medina-Rivera, M., Centeno-Tablante, E., Finkelstein, J., et al. (2020). Presence of Ebola Virus in Breast Milk and Risk of Mother-to-Child Transmission: Synthesis of Evidence. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
This systematic review looked at evidence related to the presence of Ebola virus in breastmilk as a potential route for viral transmission during breastfeeding. 148 full text articles were evaluated with eight studies included where breastmilk samples were provided. Results showed that seven of the ten samples detected Ebola virus and four of five infants breastfed Ebola virus positive milk were found to be infected.