VERTICAL TRANSMISSION OF CORONA VIRUS - POSSIBLY FIRST CASE FROM PAKISTAN
On 26th Feb 2020, corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by a novel corona virus also called severe acute respiratory corona virus 2 (SARS–CoV-2) first emerged in Pakistan. As the number of cases in Pakistan is increasing, cases are also being reported in pregnant women. Very rarely cases have also been reported in neonates. Possible mode of transmission from an infected mother to the neonate is through either intrauterine infection (by haematogenous spread through placenta, in utero aspiration or ingestion of amniotic fluid) or neonatal infection (by ingestion or contact with infected amniotic fluid or maternal secretions). No case of intrauterine transmission has been reported to date from Pakistan. We are reporting a case of possible intra uterine transmission in a neonate.