In 80-90 percent of cases, pregnant women suffer coronavirus infection in mild or moderately severe form. About this in an interview with TASS said the Director of the Institute of obstetrics SMRC of obstetrics, gynecology and Perinatology named after academician V. I. Kulakov Roman Shmakov.
“Pregnant women have all the classic symptoms: high fever, dry cough, loss of smell. This can be adverse outcomes of pregnancy, there are pregnancy loss, preterm labor happens, it happens preeclampsia (the pathology),” — said the expert. He noted that pregnant women carry the virus easier than the elderly, and newborn children can only be carriers of the infection, but they do not get sick.
According to Shmakov, the Russian medical institutions pregnant women who are diagnosed with COVID-19, once separated from the babies, while the analysis on the infection will not show negative results. The kids also do a test on the first and third day after birth. “No child was COVID-positive,” said the medic.
Earlier it was reported that in the Romanian city of Timisoara ten newborns contracted the coronavirus from the staff of the hospital. In the investigation of the incident revealed that none of the mothers of infants were not diagnosed with the virus.
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