Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and pregnancy

A critical component in the management of any communicable disease threat is the care of vulnerable populations. Pregnant women are known to be disproportionately affected by respiratory illnesses, which are associated with increased infectious morbidity and high maternal mortality rates. Although most human coronavirus infections are mild, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory
syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) epidemics of the past two decades have been especially grave, with approximately onethird of infected pregnant women dying from the illness

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and pregnancy
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