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Baby Tests Positive For Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth


A child in China’s epidemic-hit Wuhan metropolis has been recognized with the novel coronavirus simply 30 hours after being born, Chinese state media reported Wednesday.

The toddler is the youngest individual recorded as being contaminated by the virus, which has killed almost 500 individuals since rising late final 12 months.

CCTV quoted consultants as saying it could be a case of “vertical transmission”, referring to infections handed from mom to baby throughout being pregnant, childbirth or instantly after.

The mom had examined optimistic for the virus earlier than she gave beginning.

The official Xinhua information company reported Monday {that a} child born final week to an contaminated mom had examined destructive.

The illness is believed to have emerged in December in a Wuhan market that bought wild animals and unfold quickly as individuals travelled for the Lunar New Year vacation in January.

China’s nationwide well being fee stated on Tuesday that the oldest individual recognized with the virus is a 90-year-old and that 80 per cent of reported deaths have been of sufferers 60 years of age and older.

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