Exploring the emergence of vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2: A Rapid Review Exploring the emergence of vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2:

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Vidhi Jain http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0180-6175
Tanuj Kanchan https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0346-1075
Kewal Krishan http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5321-0958


Amniotic fluid; vertical transmission; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19 pandemic


Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for the global pandemic of COVID-19. It has been shown to spread through respiratory droplets, direct contact and environmental fomites. The possibility of its spread by other modes viz. airborne, fecal-oral, vertical, etc. is being explored and can have implications in planning preventive strategies and disease management. A systematic analysis was carried out using the keywords; “COVID 19 vertical transmission”, “SARS-CoV-2 pregnancy”, and “SARS-CoV-2 vertical transmission”, and the cases suggestive of possible vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2 were studied in detail. The available evidences point at a possibility of vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2.


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