Infants born to mothers with COVID-19 during pregnancy: the first four months of the pandemic
A recent UK report on COVID-19 in pregnancy found that, of the infants delivered, 25% were preterm and 5% tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, half of which required admission to NICU1. In contrast, a US study of 120 infants born to mothers with SARS-CoV-2, all tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 in the first 24 hours, and of those followed up, all remained PCR negative and asymptomatic at 14 days.
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Published CitationMurphy C, O’Reilly D, McCallion N, Drew R, Ferguson W. Infants born to mothers with COVID-19 during pregnancy: the first four months of the pandemic. Ir Med J. 2020;113(9):193
Publication DateOctober 2020
- Clinical Microbiology
PublisherIrish Medical Association
- Published Version (Version of Record)