EHS-COVID (40) COVID and pregnancy, vertical transmission, hyperinflammatory syndromes in children, child and adolescent mental health

13 November, 2020

NEW Updates on Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition and COVID-19 – excerpts from scientific journal articles – 12 November 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Since our update last week Thursday 5 November 2020, we have added 121 NEW publications providing emerging evidence related to

COVID-19 and

* Child health (from neonates to adolescents)

* Maternal health (pregnant women, women of reproductive age)

* Breastfeeding and Infant feeding

* Nutrition (related to MCH)

Open this hyperlink: http://hopkinshumanitarianhealth.org/empower/advocacy/covid-19/covid-19-...

Thirty-three new articles discuss COVID-19 and pregnancy. Some topics include rates of miscarriage and premature delivery, the relationship between gestational age and COVID-19 morbidity, changes in pregnant women's immunological profiles, the safety of COVID-19 treatments during pregnancy, and clinical guidance for perinatal care. Other topics include the psychological impact of the pandemic on pregnant women and the impact of rising delivery costs in low- and middle-income countries.

Twelve articles in this update examine current evidence regarding vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2, exploring transmission risk across different trimesters, distribution of ACE2 in the placenta, and the consequences of separating newborns from their mothers.

Fifteen articles were added concerning hyperinflammatory syndromes in children, such as MIS-C/PMIS and Kawasaki Disease (KD). Articles discuss associated symptoms such as myocardial injury and shock, similarities to toxic shock syndrome, immunological profiles, and differences in prevalence between countries.

Twelve articles in this update discuss the pandemic's impact on child and adolescent mental health. Topics include the challenges of virtual partial hospitalization programs, the impact of the pandemic on eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorder, as well as strategies for protecting children's mental health.

This is by no means an exhaustive list! Look out for our next weekly update Thursday, 19 November, 2020. Currently we have approx. 3300 publications in the repository.

Mija-tesse VERVERS

Emergency Response and Recovery Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta

Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore

USA (+1) 443-707-9769 email: mververs@cdc.gov<mailto:mververs@cdc.gov> and mververs@jhu.edu<mailto:mververs@jhu.edu>

HIFA profile: Mija Tesse Cora Ververs is a Health Scientist (CDC), Senior Associate (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, United States. mververs AT jhu.edu