Nature Communications (Jul 2020)

Transplacental transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection

  • Alexandre J. Vivanti,
  • Christelle Vauloup-Fellous,
  • Sophie Prevot,
  • Veronique Zupan,
  • Cecile Suffee,
  • Jeremy Do Cao,
  • Alexandra Benachi,
  • Daniele De Luca

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 11, no. 1
pp. 1 – 7


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Congenital infection of SARS-CoV-2 has been described, but the transmission routes remain unclear. Here, the authors report evidence of transplacental transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in a neonate born to a mother infected in the last trimester and presenting with neurological compromise.