Pregnancy and Coronavirus SARS-COV-2

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According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) of the US Department of Health and Human Services, it has not yet been scientifically proven that pregnant women are more susceptible to infection. For this reason, the steps they must take to prevent infection are the same as the rest of the population. These include washing your hands frequently and avoiding contact with sick people. The virus has not been detected in breast milk.

Children and Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

So far, children have mostly contracted mild forms of this disease, although there may always be some serious cases. This is the same every year with the flu, where some children do die. The associated mortality is very low (0.2% for those under 18).

Children are major transmitters of the flu, but do not appear to be good transmitters of COVID-19. In fact, they are more easily infected by adults than the other way around, although these are observations from China and are only anecdotal.

Substantiated information by:

Antoni Trilla
Eduard Vieta Pascual
Josep Maria Peri
Maica Rubinat
Mariona Violan

Published: 12 March 2020
Updated: 12 March 2020

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