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Vertical transmission involves passage of a disease causing organism from a mother to her baby before, during, or immediately after birth. A useful mnemonic for remembering the most common organisms that cause vertically transmitted infection (VTI) is CHEAPToRCHeS: Chicken pox, Hepatitis (B,C,E), Enterovirus, AIDS, Parvovirus, Toxoplasmosis, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes, Syphilis. The signs and symptoms of a VTI in a neonate can be non-specific. Therefore, a high index of suspicion must be maintained and a tiered approach to diagnostic evaluation should be considered that will help narrow the diagnosis.