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Boscia C. Skin-to-Skin Care and COVID-19. Pediatrics. 2020;146(2):e20201836. doi:10.1542/peds.2020-1836 Deniz M, Tezer H. Vertical transmission of SARS CoV-2: a systematic review [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 21]. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020;1-8. doi:10.1080/14767058.2020.1793322

Objective: The aim of this study is to review the current evidence on the vertical transmission of SARS CoV-2.

Methods: Combination of the following keywords; COVID-19, SARS CoV-2, placenta, vertical transmission, intrauterine infection, breast milk were searched in databases.

Results: In the 50 studies included, 17 newborns testing positive for SARS CoV-2 by RT-PCR were reported. In three neonates, SARS-CoV-2 IgG and IgM levels were elevated. Eight placental tissues testing positive for the virus were reported. Three positive RT-PCR results of test of breast milk have been reported recently. One amniotic fluid testing positive was reported.

Conclusion: Possible vertical transmission of SARS CoV-2 has been observed in some studies currently. More RT-PCR tests on amniotic fluid, placenta, breast milk and cord blood are required.

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