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Commentary on: Chen H, Guo J, Wang C, et al. Clinical characteristics and intrauterine vertical transmission potential of COVID-19infection in nine pregnant women: a retrospective review of medical records. Lancet 2020 Mar 7;395(10226):809-815.doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30360-3. Epub 2020 Feb 12
Implications for practice and research
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents a concern about the impacts on health of pregnant women and their fetuses.
Repercussions in pregnancy and perinatal health are unclear due to limited data available. Further longitudinal studies are required in order to evaluate the vertical transmission potential and identify pregnancy and perinatal outcomes of COVID-19.
COVID-19 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been declared by WHO as a global pandemic in March 2020. The disease emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, but it is rapidly spreading and, to date, there are more than 7 million confirmed cases worldwide.1 Most of reported cases have shown a mild or asymptomatic course of the disease, but …
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