Mini Review
Volume 10 Issue 2 - 2021
Novel Coronavirus Pandemic among Children and Pregnant Women: Evidence from Recent Reviews
AgajieLikieBogale1* and Jemal Haidar Ali2
1Staff at Ethiopian Public Health Institute and PhD Student at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
2Professor of Public Health and Nutrition, Senior Consultant at the School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: AgajieLikieBogale, Staff at Ethiopian Public Health Institute and PhD Student at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
Received: September 04, 2020; Published: January 27, 2021


Novel coronavirus is very contagious and belongs to betacoronavirus. The virus has zoonotic potential and transmitted to human through close contact via respiratory droplets. Pregnant mothers and children are very susceptible for any infection, but COVID-19 is reported as mild compared with adult population. The majority of infants and pregnant women didn't develop serious clinical symptoms such as fever, cough, diarrhea, or abnormal radiologic or hematologic evidence. Cesarean section is the optional mode of delivery although professional judgment is needed not to conduct surgery for every woman who could give spontaneous delivery. Based on the known benefits of breast-feeding and limited evidence that the COVID-19 virus is not present in breast milk, they all advocate continuing to breastfeed (regardless of COVID-19 status with strict precautions to prevent transmission.

Further review on the related topic including upcoming studies is crucial for case management and decision-making.

Keywords: Novel Coronavirus; COVID-19; Pandemic; Children; Pregnant Women


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Citation: AgajieLikieBogale and Jemal Haidar Ali. “Novel Coronavirus Pandemic among Children and Pregnant Women: Evidence from Recent Reviews”. EC Paediatrics 10.2 (2021): 68-71.

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