Perinatal infections transmitted by the mother to her infant: educational material for health personnel



This manual will review the updated information on the most common infectious diseases that the mother may transmit to her infant during pregnancy, at birth or by breast feeding the infant. Summary of this information will emphasize the basic knowledge of the pathogen, the disease, the burden of problems caused by the disease in the mother and her offspring, epidemiological aspects, and how tomanage the disease.