COVID-19 can be transmitted in the womb, reports pediatric infectious disease journal

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A baby girl in Texas — born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19 — is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, reports The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

ScienceDaily reports The findings “suggest in utero transmission” of COVID-19 from an infected mother to her infant, according to the case report by Julide Sisman, MD, and colleagues of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.
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