Chinese expert consensus on the perinatal and neonatal management for the prevention and control of the 2019 novel coronavirus infection (First edition)

Posted On 2020-03-26 09:50:21

Since December 2019, there has been an outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infectionin China. Two cases of neonates with positive 2019-nCoV tests have been reported. Due to the immatureimmune system and the possibility of vertical transmission from mother to infant, neonates have become ahigh-risk group susceptible to 2019-nCoV, which emphasize a close cooperation from both perinatal andneonatal pediatrics. In neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), to prevent and control infection, there should bepractical measures to ensure the optimal management of children potentially to be infected. According to thelatest 2019-nCoV national management plan and the actual situation, the Chinese Neonatal 2019-nCoV expertworking Group has put forward measures on the prevention and control of neonatal 2019-nCoV infection.

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