As the world prepares to fight Lassa fever, the interests of pregnant women must be part of the planning

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The Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics, and New Technologies (PREVENT) Working Group, of which we are members, has created a road map for the ethically responsible, socially just, and respectful inclusion of the interests of pregnant women in epidemic preparedness and in the development and deployment of vaccines against emerging pathogens. Several PREVENT recommendations are particularly relevant to Lassa fever, as targeted studies are being conducted to improve understanding of the epidemiology of Lassa virus infection and preclinical and early-stage clinical vaccine research are begun…

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