Am J Med Public Health | Volume 2, Issue 3 | Case Report | Open Access

Vertical Transmission of COVID-19 in Mother with High Viral Load, Isolation of SARS-CoV-2 in Amniotic Fluid, Placenta, Vaginal Swab, and Breast Milk and Neonate

Sujata S1, Rashmi B1*, Bharti J1, Vanita S1, Mini PS2, Kanya M3, Jogender K3, Radhika S4, Parikshaa G4, Dipesh KV2, Rinnie B1, Rajarajan PP3, Manisha M1, Rimpi S1, Anju S1, Pradeep KS1, Ritu G2 and Vikas S5

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, India
2Department of Virology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, India
3Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, India
4Department of Cytology and Gynecologic Pathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, India
5Department of Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, India

*Correspondance to: Rashmi Bagga 

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is at large and evidence to suggest vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is emerging. Only few authors have reported vertical transmission of COVID-19 along with isolation of SARS-CoV-2 in amniotic fluid, placenta, vaginal swab, and breast milk. We present a case of congenital transmission from an asymptomatic woman with COVID-19 infection to her neonate who developed severe symptoms and died with COVID-19. Her high viral load likely contributed to the presence of the virus in the amniotic fluid, placenta, vaginal swab and breast milk.

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Sujata S, Rashmi B, Bharti J, Vanita S, Mini PS, Kanya M, et al. Vertical Transmission of COVID-19 in Mother with High Viral Load, Isolation of SARSCoV- 2 in Amniotic Fluid, Placenta, Vaginal Swab, and Breast Milk and Neonate. Am J Med Public Health. 2021; 2(3): 1025.

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