A pregnant woman with monkeypox in the US has delivered a healthy baby, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The officials noted that the baby was delivered safely and both are “doing well”, CBS news reported.
“There has been a case of a pregnant woman who delivered,” the CDC’s John Brooks told a webinar hosted by the Infectious Disease Society of America.
The CDC had earlier warned that pregnant women are “at especially increased risk for severe outcomes” from monkeypox.
The officials said the newborn was given an infusion of immune globulin, an antibody treatment.
“That neonate received the IG prophylactically. And both mom and baby are doing well,” said the CDC’s Brett Petersen on the webinar.
Brooks also stated that the baby did not appear to have contracted the disease from their mother during the pregnancy.
The case is the first to be spotted in a pregnant woman in the latest outbreak. However, previous outbreaks, particularly in Africa, had reported of the virus spreading in pregnant women with severe outcomes.
Source: Free Press Journal