Preventive measures and management of COVID‑19 in pregnancy

Sumaira Omer, Salamat Ali, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

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Abstract

The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2; also known as 2019-nCoV) has played havoc worldwide, beginning with Wuhan, China in December 2019. As of 17 March 2020, there are 153 countries who have reported cases of infection caused by this virus [i.e., coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19)], with Italy becoming the new epicentre [1]. COVID-19 is a global public health emergency, and could cause devastating health issues during pregnancy. Pregnant women have a high propensity to acquire this infection due to their altered physiological and immunological function.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-249
Number of pages4
JournalDrugs and Therapy Perspectives
Volume36
Issue number6
Early online date9 Apr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Apr 2020

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