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Mothers transmit passive protection against SARS-CoV-2 to their newborns – News-Medical.Net

A recent study published on the preprint server medRxiv in October 2020 shows that newborns may be protected from acquiring severe acute respiratory syndrome co…

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A recent study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in October 2020 shows that newborns may be protected from acquiring severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection by antibodies in the mother’s blood that travels through the placenta.
Newborns typically have weak immune responses and rely on maternal antibodies transferred through the placenta to protect against many infections. It is essential to understand the degree of transplacental transfer following severe …

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