Detectable Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Human Breast Milk of a Mildly Symptomatic Patient with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Patrick C. K. Tam, Kathleen M. Ly, Max L. Kernich, Nicola Spurrier, Diana Lawrence, David L. Gordon, Emily C. Tucker

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Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus and causative pathogen to the pandemic illness COVID-19. Although RNA has been detected in various clinical samples, no reports to date have documented SARS-CoV-2 in human milk. This case report describes an actively breastfeeding patient with COVID-19 infection with detectable viral RNA in human milk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-130
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • breast-feeding
  • COVID-19
  • human milk
  • SARS-CoV-2

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