Mothers unlikely to pass Covid-19 to their newborns


It may not be necessary to separate a Covid-19 mother from her newborn directly after birth to avoid infection, as the risk of viral transmission appears to be low. — AFP

A new study has reassuring results for mothers-to-be, finding that transmission of the SARS-Cov-2 virus that causes Covid-19 from mom to baby is uncommon during pregnancy.

To investigate the risks associated with Covid-19 for children born during the pandemic, British, Canadian, Australian and Irish researchers carried out a review of 49 stu-dies that included 655 women and 666 newborns, including some twins.

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