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Possible Vertical Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 From an Infected Mother to Her Newborn

20:00 EDT 25 Mar 2020 | JAMA

This case report describes birth of an infant with elevated anti–SARS-CoV-2 IgM antibodies and cytokine levels to a mother with polymerase chain reaction–confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) despite no physical contact.

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