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Lassa fever in pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Lassa fever is a zoonotic infection endemic to West Africa and is known to have adverse effects in pregnancy. We sought to synthesize and critically appraise currently available evidence on the effects of Lassa fever in pregnancy. An exhaustive bibliographic search from dates of inception to 30 September 2019 yielded 13 studies, from which individual patient data were extracted. The absolute risk of maternal death associated with Lassa fever was estimated at 33.73% (95% CI 22.05 to 46.42%,...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/trstmh/traa011

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Division:
MSD
Department:
Women's & Reproductive Health
Oxford college:
St John's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6260-6740
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Journal website
Volume:
114
Issue:
5
Pages:
385-396
Publication date:
2020-03-03
Acceptance date:
2020-02-13
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1092446
Local pid:
pubs:1092446
Deposit date:
2020-03-11

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