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Lack of Vertical Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, China
The recent outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is a public health emergency that has drawn international concern.
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Yang, Li, Zhao Ruihong, Zheng Shufa, Chen Xu, Wang Jinxi, Sheng Xiaoli, Zhou Jianying, Cai Hongliu, Fang Qiang, Yu Fei, Fan Jian, Xu Kaijin, Chen Yu, and Sheng Jifang. 2020. "Lack of Vertical Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, China." Emerging Infectious Disease journal 26 (6).
A woman with 2019 novel coronavirus disease in her 35th week of pregnancy delivered an infant by cesarean section in a negative-pressure operating room. The infant was negative for severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2. This case suggests that mother-to-child transmission is unlikely for this virus.