Association of Coronavirus Disease-19 Infected Mothers with Newborn Infants Health – A Review


  • Mubashir Zafar Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Hail, Ha’il, Saudi Arabia



Coronavirus disease-19, Coronavirus, Infants, Mothers, Respiratory


BACKGROUND: Coronavirus (CoV) is an emerging disease and the World Health Organization declared pandemic in February 2020. Infants were born from CoV disease (COVID)-19-positive mothers who were risk of different diseases.

AIM: The aim of this review is to determine the association of infants health with COVID-19-infected mothers.

METHODS: A review of the literature was done for identifying the association of newborn health risk with COVID-19-infected mothers. Google Scholar, PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus were used as search engines.

RESULTS: The common finding among newborn infants from COVID-19-infected mothers were rashes, ulceration on the body, tachypnea, fever, and cough and assisted ventilation was needed to support the ventilation of newborn. Most of the COVID-19-infected women were delivered the preterm baby. The most effective way to reducing the health risk is to screening of mothers and appropriate effective surveillance system should be established.

CONCLUSION: The review has found that infants born with COVID-19-infected mothers had various respiratory disorders. There is a need to coordinated efforts for the management of infants.


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Zafar M. Association of Coronavirus Disease-19 Infected Mothers with Newborn Infants Health – A Review. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 10 [cited 2021 Dec. 4];8(T1):175-8. Available from: