Newborn in China diagnosed with coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

A baby was born only 30 hours ago
11:52, 6 February 2020


A baby who born in Chinese city Wuhan became the youngest carrier of the new strain of coronavirus, as BBC reported.

The diagnosis was made in 30 hours after birth. Currently, the child who weighed 3,25 kg at birth is in a stable state under treatment.

The medical experts state that it can be the case of mother-to-child infection transmission when the child was in the womb. Besides, they do not exclude that the child could be infected due to close contact with the mother.

"It's quite possible that the baby picked it up very conventionally — by inhaling virus droplets that came from the mother coughing," Stephen Morse, an epidemiologist at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, said.

Related: $675 million needed to fight new coronavirus outbreak, - WHO

As we reported, 563 people died in the result of new coronavirus 2019 nConV in China. The total amount of diseased exceeded 28,000 people.

World scientists and disease experts say that the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak could soon be declared a pandemic.

As we reported earlier, on February 2, the first death from coronavirus outside of China was recorded in the Philippines - a 44-year-old man, who came from Wuhan, died.

Meanwhile, Ukraine has received a German test system that will allow conducting laboratory diagnostics of the new type of coronavirus at the highest level.


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