A woman was infected with the coronavirus in Singapore last March. She was pregnant then. The woman recently gave birth a baby with coronavirus antibodies. Doctors have tested that the newborn came into the world with corona antibodies. This incident has again confused the scientists. They have to think again about whether corona disease is transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy.
Earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) said it was not yet certain whether the virus could have been transmitted to a fetus or a child by a woman infected with corona during pregnancy or childbirth. So far no active virus has been found in the fluid (amniotic fluid) surrounding the baby in the mother’s womb or in breast milk samples.
An entry was published last October in the American children’s health science journal JAMA Pediatrics. Doctors at several US institutions there said it was very rare for corona disease to spread from an infected mother to a newborn.
The news of the birth of a newborn with corona antibodies
The news of the birth of a newborn baby with coronavirus antibodies in Singapore was published by the local newspaper Straits Times. The baby was born at a hospital, the report quoted Celine Ng-chan, the baby’s mother, as saying. She has no symptoms of Covid-19 infection. However, corona antibodies have been made in her body. “My doctor’s idea is that my Kovid-19 antibody was transferred to her body during pregnancy,” said Celine Ng-chan.
According to the Straits Times, Celine Ng-chan’s body showed mild symptoms after she tested positive for corona. She was released after being treated at a hospital in Singapore for two and a half weeks. Ng-chan gave birth at the National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore. The hospital authorities and NG-Chan were contacted by Reuters to find out if the newborn had antibodies. However, no immediate comment was received from them.
Singapore is one of the most successful countries in the world in controlling corona. Corona infections have been detected in more than 58,000 people in the country so far. Of these, 29 patients died.