Three out of 33 babies born recently in Wuhan, China—the city where the first cases of COVID-19 were discovered in December 2019—tested positive for COVID-19, according to JAMA Pediatrics. As strict adherence to infection control standards has been mandated in the labor and delivery area, researchers suggest these three babies are indicative of vertical mother-infant transmission of the virus. The virus was found through nasopharyngeal and anal swabs, and the infants showed radiographic signs of pneumonia. Read more here.
Kristen Pratt Machado is executive editor for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and Decisions in Dentistry and director of publishing operations for Belmont Publications, Inc. She has been with Belmont Publications since its inception in 2001.