• Q&A: Pregnant women with COVID-19 pass few antibodies to infants

    6 days ago - By Healio

    Although the risk for vertical transmission of COVID-19 appears rare, a lower-than-expected rate of transplacental transfer of antibodies suggests children born to infected mothers may be at risk for infection, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
    Researchers conducted a prospective cohort study in pregnant women who presented at three tertiary care centers in Boston. They recruited pregnant women who tested positive for COVID-19 with reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction tests from April 2, 2020, through June 13, 2020, and enrolled patients who tested
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