Adverse Outcomes of Measles Infection During Pregnancy and in the Perinatal Period

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Apr 30;1-6. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2020.1759536. Online ahead of print.


Measles is a major public health concern. Recently, there has been an increase of measles infections worldwide due to low vaccination coverage in certain regions that allowed for the development of measles outbreak in susceptible populations. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been significant measles outbreaks in all WHO regions, and below 10% of cases were reported [1]. It is difficult to measure the impact of measles virus infection on pregnancy outcome.

Keywords: Measels; infection; pregnancy.