By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : July 28, 2020, 06:30
Duration : 01:21
Covid-19: Pregnant mother can pass on disease to foetus
In a first in India, Pune's BJ Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital, reported vertical transmission of Covid 19, from mother to foetus. The woman had tested negative on the RT-PCR test for Covid-19 but she had evidence of a coronavirus infection due to her strong antibody response. The baby tested positive for COVID by RT-PCR. The infection happened when the baby was in the mother's womb. Such a transmission of Covid-19 appears rare, but material on this is still scarce.