COVID-19 in pregnancy in South Africa : tracking the epidemic and defining the natural history

Fairlie, Lee ; Sawry, Shobna ; Patel, Faeezah ; Balkus, Jennifer E. ; Kalk, Emma ; Mutevedzi, Portia ; Technau, Karl-Gunter ; Yates, Laura M. ; Slogrove, Amy L. ; Ballot, Daynia ; Bandini, Rosella M. ; Mehta, Ushma ; Moodley, Dhayendre (2020-08)

CITATION: Fairlie, L. et al. 2020. COVID-19 in pregnancy in South Africa : tracking the epidemic and defining the natural history. South African Medical Journal, 110(9):728-731, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2020.v110i9.15012.

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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa (SA) has seen a rapid increase in COVID-19 infections in recent weeks, with cases exceeding 40 000 in early June and anticipated to escalate rapidly as lockdown is eased. The country also has the largest HIV burden globally, and poor maternal and child health indices in many parts.

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