Is Vertical Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus (COVID-19) From Mother To Baby Possible?
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Chakravorty, T., Memtsa, M., & Khan, R. (2020). Is Vertical Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus (COVID-19) From Mother To Baby Possible? . The Physician, 6(1). (Original work published April 8, 2020)


The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has serious health implications. The potential risk to pregnant women and neonates must be explored. Controversy exists regarding whether Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can be transmitted vertically via antenatal or intrapartum transmission from an infected mother to her child. Emerging case reports and cohort studies suggest that vertical transmission is likely. However, the data is limited and contradictory, making it difficult to draw definitive conclusions. The continued collection and analysis of data on pregnant women and neonates is necessary.
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