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In China found two cases of infection with coronavirus in newborn

In China found two cases of infection with coronavirus in newborn

Two cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus identified in newborns in the hearth of the outbreak – the city of Wuhan, the statement said the children's hospital of the city
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Two cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus identified in newborns in the hearth of the outbreak – the city of Wuhan, the statement said the children's hospital of the city.

"Children's hospital of Wuhan city confirmed two cases of newborns with a new top of the coronavirus. The youngest of them was diagnosed at 30 hours after birth. Neonatologists are considering the possibility of vertical transmission of the virus from mother to child," - said in a statement the hospital.

The child was born February 2, to the moment his mother confirmed the diagnosis. The doctors performed the analysis of the child only 30 hours after birth, to avoid influence on the test of different factors, including amniotic fluid. After confirmation of the diagnosis the child was urgently transferred from Wuhan hospital of third level in a specialized children's hospital for treatment of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus.

"This case reminds us to pay special attention to the possibility of a new transfer method of a new type of coronavirus - vertical transmission from mother to child", - said head of the Department of neonatology, Wuhan children's hospital Zeng Linkun.The second child was born on the 13th of January and at that time was healthy. However, on January 22 coronavirus was identified in a woman who cared for the mother of the child before and after childbirth, 26 January the diagnosis was confirmed and the mother, January 29, the child appeared vomiting, cough and fever, and on January 31, he was sent to children's hospital for treatment.

In this case it remains unclear who got sick first – the mother or the child. However, doctors indicate the need for especially careful treatment of all newborns and children who had contact with the infected, as they have not yet developed immunity.
Currently the child is under constant supervision of doctors, his vital signs stable temperature and no cough, but breathing is rapid, the radiograph showed pulmonary infection and hepatic dysfunction.