Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection During Pregnancy: A Report of 5 Cases From Saudi Arabia

Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Oct 1;63(7):951-3. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw412. Epub 2016 Jun 28.


Little is known about the effects of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) during pregnancy. In Saudi Arabia, 5 cases of MERS-CoV infection among pregnant women were reviewed, and all cases resulted in adverse outcomes. MERS-CoV infection during pregnancy may be associated with maternal and perinatal disease and death.

Keywords: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus; Saudi Arabia; infectious disease transmission; perinatal mortality; pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious*
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Saudi Arabia