Vertical transmission of coronavirus disease 2019: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 RNA on the fetal side of the placenta in pregnancies with coronavirus disease 2019–positive mothers and neonates at birth

      Vertical transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is still a controversial issue and studies on transplacental transmission correlations are still limited. We report on our experience with placental SARS-CoV-2 markers of infection in a series of mothers who received a diagnosis of COVID-19 in their third trimester of pregnancy.
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