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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Feb 24. pii: S0002-9378(20)30197-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.02.017. [Epub ahead of print]

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Pregnancy: What obstetricians need to know.

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1
Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA; Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA. Electronic address: skr9@ufl.edu.
2
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
3
Department of Environmental and Global Health, University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, and University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
4
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Abstract

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging disease with a rapid increase in cases and deaths since its first identification in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Limited data are available about COVID-19 during pregnancy; however, information on illnesses associated with other highly pathogenic coronaviruses (i.e., severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)) might provide insights into COVID-19's effects during pregnancy.

KEYWORDS:

-novel coronavirus; 2019 nCoV; 2019 novel coronavirus; 2019-nCoV; MERS; Middle East Respiratory Syndrome; SARS; SARS-CoV-2; fetal death; fetus; maternal death; newborn; novel coronavirus; perinatal infection; pneumonia; pregnancy; preterm birth; sepsis; severe acute respiratory syndrome; vertical transmission

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