maternal-infant transmission

maternal-infant transmission

Epidemiology Transmission of a pathogen from mom to infant. See Vertical transmission. Cf Horizontal transmission.
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Reduction of maternal-infant transmission of HIV-1 with zidovudine treatment.
Reduction of maternal-infant transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 with zidovudine treatment.
A key disagreement seems to be whether the reporting problems should invalidate the conclusion from that study that single-dose nevirapine is safe and effective for preventing maternal-infant transmission of HIV.
Although intravenous drug use is the most common transmission route, patients may also acquire the virus via transfusions, high-risk sexual behavior, occupational exposure, unsafe medical practices, infected donor organs from transplant, and maternal-infant transmission.
Reuse of unsterile phlebotomy equipment, re-infusion of pooled red cells to donors, secondary sexual and maternal-infant transmission, and contamination of biological products all contributed to epidemic growth.
3], reduced the risk of maternal-infant transmission by two-thirds.