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Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by solablings(f): 9:35am On Feb 06
A Chinese newborn has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus just 30 hours after birth, the youngest case recorded so far, state media said.

The baby was born on 2 February in Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus.

The baby's mother tested positive before she gave birth. It is unclear how the disease was transmitted - in the womb, or after birth.

Only a handful of children have come down with the virus, which has killed 565 people and infected 28,018.

All but one of the deaths were in China.

State media outlet Xinhua reported news of the infection late on Wednesday.

It added that the baby, who weighed 3.25kg at birth (7lbs 2oz), was now in a stable condition and under observation.

How could the baby have been infected?
Medical experts say it could be a case where the infection was contracted in the womb.

"This reminds us to pay attention to mother-to-child being a possible route of coronavirus transmission," chief physician of Wuhan Children Hospital's neonatal medicine department, Zeng Lingkong, told Reuters.

But it is also possible that the baby was infected after birth from having 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, told Business Insider.

Is it common for children to get the virus?
Very few children have tested positive in this recent outbreak, which is consistent with other coronavirus outbreaks in recent history including Sars and Mers.

A report by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) said the median age of patients for the current outbreak is between 49 and 56 years , adding that cases in children "have been rare".

Similarly, during the Mers outbreak in 2016, the World Journal of Clinical Paediatrics said the virus was rare in children , though it added that the "reason for [this] low prevalence is not known".

A six-month old baby in Singapore is known to have tested positive for the new coronavirus, as well as an eight-year-old from Wuhan who is currently in Australia.

The virus has spread overseas, with 25 nations confirming a total of 191 cases, although there has so far been only two deaths outside mainland China.

The coronavirus causes severe acute respiratory infection and symptoms usually start with a fever, followed by a dry cough. Most people infected are likely to fully recover

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-asia-china-51395655

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by Afriifa(m): 9:44am On Feb 06
God please take care of the human race irrespective of one's beliefs or religion.
We're always at your Mercy irrespective of our level of civilization.

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by cRobo: 9:51am On Feb 06
What a time for the innocent baby

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by Kylekent59: 9:57am On Feb 06
This Coronavirus wan collect award from HIV.

Imagine someone on a bus who has the coronavirus coughs out loud, the whole passengers are gonna contract it.

Now imagine Lagos, a state that is populated with people.

Osor gha di oooo

Ere ma wa ooooo

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by ValCon888: 10:27am On Feb 06
Tomorrow Lai Mohammed and the Ministry of Health will say Nigeria is capable of containing the virus.

If that is true, why did the House of Reps reject the proposal to bring back the Nigerians in China?

If China is having a hard time containing the virus then I wonder what will happen to Nigeria.

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by yusluvad(m): 10:59am On Feb 06
Oh Lord! Have mercy on us ...
Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by knowhowk: 10:59am On Feb 06
God save thou Children.
Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by yusluvad(m): 11:01am On Feb 06
Cc Lalasticlala...
Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by Mistaicey2288(m): 1:51pm On Feb 06
Jeez! Seems this thing is actually becoming more serious by the day instead of going down.. Lord have mercy..

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by etibaba(m): 1:51pm On Feb 06
It will take extra effort for that baby to survive, babies immune system isn't strong enough to fight certain ailment. Doctors should do all they can to help that child.


Let's not forget some individuals have got a remedy to this virus yet they prefer to see others die just for financial gains.

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by sotall(m): 1:51pm On Feb 06
Ok
Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by Ogonimilitant(m): 1:52pm On Feb 06
Sometimes I ask myself, "Who is God"
what is this baby's offence?
why must he/she has to suffer from birth?

I need answers

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by Barrsukatt: 1:52pm On Feb 06
Oooh jeezus. They should attend to him immediately

Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by Sweetcollins: 1:52pm On Feb 06
Innocent boy
Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by TechCapon(m): 1:52pm On Feb 06
I read somewhere that the virus only affects people from 60 years old and above because of their weak immune system. Don't know how true it is. Poor baby
Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by money121(m): 1:53pm On Feb 06
Ehyaa
Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by JobsandSchools3: 1:53pm On Feb 06
So sad
Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by Skillsnigeria: 1:53pm On Feb 06
Our ogbonge Lord will deliver the baby for us smiley

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by Jgoldie(f): 1:53pm On Feb 06
Oh my lawd

This pretty lil thing is infected.

Aye le oooo

Healings to you precious one
Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by IhateGod: 1:54pm On Feb 06
Afriifa:
God please take care of the human race irrespective of one's beliefs or religion.
We're always at your Mercy irrespective of our level of civilization.
Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by Jh0wsef(m): 1:54pm On Feb 06
ma
Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by Yankiss(m): 1:54pm On Feb 06
If this isn't scary, I don't know what else is. An innocent baby infected in the womb! God save us ooo.

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by osuofia2(m): 1:54pm On Feb 06
JESUS SAVE THE WORLD,

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by Arrewa: 1:54pm On Feb 06
If you know you know

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by OhiOfIhima: 1:54pm On Feb 06
This is so scaring.. May the Almighty Allah help Chinese Nation n entire human race, Amin.

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by osuofia2(m): 1:54pm On Feb 06
JESUS SAVE THE WORLD

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by pointstores(m): 1:55pm On Feb 06
Nawa
Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by vincentjk(m): 1:55pm On Feb 06
Omg
Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by eduman365: 1:55pm On Feb 06
Afriifa:
God please take care of the human race irrespective of one's beliefs or religion.
We're always at your Mercy irrespective of our level of civilization.

If God hadn't considered this, so many of us would have been dead already. So God is already merciful to us, but challenges will always come in life. I'm sure China and the entire world will overcome as scientists are working sleeplessly.

It is well...

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by etibaba(m): 1:55pm On Feb 06
TechCapon:
I read somewhere that the virus only affects people from 60 years old and above. Don't know how true it is. Poor baby
The virus goes about asking people of their age before infesting them.

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Re: Chinese Baby Infected With Coronavirus 30 Hours After Birth by osuofia2(m): 1:55pm On Feb 06
Jgoldie:
Oh my lawd

This pretty lil thing is infected.

Aye le oooo

Healings to you precious one
YOUR BRAIN IS LEAKING, WHY CALL HUMAN BEING A THING

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