Info for Healthcare Suppliers: COVID-19 and Pregnant Girls

Vertical transmission contains transmission of a pathogen from a mom to her fetus or new child earlier than, throughout, or instantly after supply. Transplacental transmission happens throughout being pregnant when maternal viremia results in transmission throughout the placenta (e.g., Zika virus). Perinatal transmission on the time of supply can happen when the new child comes into publicity with maternal bodily fluids throughout supply (e.g., as happens with herpes simplex virus [HSV]), by way of transmission of infectious virus by way of the breastmilk (e.g., as happens with HIV), or different bodily fluids (e.g., as happens with group B Streptococcus and vaginal fluids,  influenza viruses and respiratory droplets), and a few pathogens are transmitted by a number of routes.

In restricted current case collection of infants born to moms with COVID-19 printed within the peer-reviewed literature, not one of the infants have examined optimistic for SARS-CoV-2.* Moreover, virus was not detected in samples of amniotic fluid.

Restricted data is offered about vertical transmission for different coronaviruses (MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV) however vertical transmission has not been reported for these infections.



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