Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 32614433
Link to DOI – 10.1093/cid/ciaa915
Clin Infect Dis 2021 May; 72(9): 1631-1634
Prolonged measles virus detection in maternal saliva and blood was evidenced in 6 pregnant women. Maternal-fetal transmission was evidenced in 2 of 4 infants who were asymptomatic at birth, 21-24 weeks after maternal infection. Whereas peripartum congenital measles is severe, asymptomatic measles virus vertical transmission can occur earlier in pregnancy.