Little is known about the consequences of viral infection for pregnant woman or for the fetus. This issue became important with the appearance of the severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The infection with SARS-CoV-2 causes a respiratory syndrome known as COVID-19. The fast spreading around the world and the fact that without a treatment or vaccine humans are completely exposed, converts emerging viral diseases in a significant risk for pregnant women and their infants. At this time, during SARS-CoV-2 pandemics pregnant women are not considered as a risk population and little is known about the effects of viral infections over the offspring although the amount of emerging evidence showing detrimental effects for the mother and the fetus. This issue highlights the importance to understand the effects of viral infections during pregnancy. In this work, we analyze the effects of viral infections, like SARS-CoV-2 and other related viruses during pregnancy over the mother and the consequences for the offspring.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease|
|State||Published - 2 Feb 2022|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by FONDECYT 11180739 (MCO), 1191300 (CR), Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immuno- 302 therapy (P09/016-F and ICN09_016) (MCO, CR and AMK), Nucleus project DI-03-19/N (CR and MCO).
© The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press in association with International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
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