Topic Outline
Topic Outline
West Nile Virus
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Topic Outline
Maternal Infections West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

The presence of West Nile virus has been documented in 1 infected woman whose infant developed antibodies but the infant remained asymptomatic. Breastfeeding has not been identified as a significant route of transmission of West Nile infection in areas of the world endemic with West Nile virus. Women are advised to continue breastfeeding1.

References

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics In: Kimberline DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA, Long SS, eds. Section 2: Recommendations for Care of Children in Special Circumstances, Red Book: 2018-2021 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases 31st Itasca IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2018: p.119