Pass on virus
Medics say in Chinese media that the infection of her baby can be a case of “vertical transmission.” This means that a mother can pass on the virus during pregnancy, delivery or immediately after birth. “Because of this, we know that we need to pay extra attention to this new route of coronavirus transmission,” says a Chinese physician.
Not only baby
As far as we know, the newborn baby is the youngest who is infected with the virus, but not the only baby who has it. Another baby in China is said to have been infected by his mother or babysitter in January.
The virus killed nearly 500 people and infected tens of thousands of people.