COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a new pathogen of high contagious abilities. Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals and humans. This novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 is a newly discovered coronavirus, not previously detected in animals or humans. The source of this virus is not yet known. Because it is a NOVEL virus it is not known, and no one has immunity. Global human health is at risk.
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Very little research on COVID-19 exists, but to date the research on pregnant women does not show an increased risk to their health. Preterm births have been reported in a small number of pregnancies where a mother tested positive, but whether these risks were related to infections is NOT known. There is no clear transmission of virus to fetus, and studies to date do not show COVID-19 in amniotic fluid or placenta, but these data are only from third-trimester exposures. It is not clear that COVID-19 follows a transplacental route to fetus. The appearance of rashes in two newborns raises the specter of immunologic effects.