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Ebola Epidemic Negatively Affecting Maternal Health Care In West Africa

Nature: Maternal health: Ebola’s lasting legacy
“…Ebola is having tremendous knock-on effects for maternal health in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. Pregnancy seems to make women uniquely vulnerable to the effects of the disease, and babies born to infected women have not been known to survive. … [T]hroughout the region, fears about Ebola and stories about women being turned away have convinced many pregnant women to stop showing up for routine prenatal visits or for assistance with delivery…” (Hayden, 3/4).

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