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Amazing! A woman gives birth to baby with coronavirus antibodies

Amazing! A woman gives birth to baby with coronavirus antibodies

A COVID-infected woman in Singapore has given birth to a child with antibodies against the virus. Celine Ng-Chan, a resident of Singapore, was tested positive for COVID-19 in March when she was pregnant. The baby was born this month without COVID-19 but with the virus antibodies, the Straits Times newspaper reported on Sunday, citing the mother.

“My doctor suspects I have transferred my COVID-19 antibodies to him during my pregnancy,” Celine Ng-Chan told the paper. Ng-Chan had been mildly ill from the disease and was discharged from hospital after two-and-a-half weeks, the Straits Times said. Ng-Chan and the National University Hospital (NUH), where she gave birth, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The World Health Organization says it is not yet known whether a pregnant woman with COVID-19 can pass the virus to her fetus or baby during pregnancy or delivery. To date, the active virus has not been found in samples of fluid around the baby in the womb or in breast milk. Read More...

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