Prolonged maternal shedding and maternal-fetal transmission of measles virus

Publié le 2 juillet 2020
Mis à jour le 9 octobre 2023

Prolonged measles virus detection in maternal saliva and blood was evidenced in 6 pregnant women. Maternal-fetal transmission was evidenced in 2/4 infants who were asymptomatic at birth, 21-24 weeks after maternal infection. Whereas peripartum congenital measles is severe, asymptomatic measles virus vertical transmission can occur earlier in pregnancy.

Auteur : Charlier Caroline, Dina Julia, Freymuth François, Vabret Astrid, Lortholary Olivier, Antona Denise, Lecuit Marc
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2021, vol. 72, n°. 9, p. 1631-1634