Coronavirus: Infected 17-day-old Baby Recovers Without Medication

February 28, 2020
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Baby recovers in China from coronavirus without taking medication.

A 17-day-old baby who was the youngest patient infected with the Coronavirus has recovered from the virus in China.

Doctors in China were stunned after a 17-day-old baby girl recovered from the coronavirus without taking any medication.

Reports have it that the baby was born by a mother who was already infected with the disease in Wuhan.

Dailymail reports that the newborn is the youngest patient to have recovered from the virus in China so far.

She left the hospital on Friday after making a full recovery on her own without the help of medication.

According to People’s Daily, the baby was transferred to Wuhan Children’s Hospital on the same day she was born and it was discovered that she had the virus shortly after.

The girl, known as Xiao Xiao, had an infection in her respiratory system and minor myocardial damage, said Dr Zeng Lingkong, director of the Department of Neonatology at the hospital.

Because the girl’s symptoms were not obvious, doctors decided not to give her antibiotic medication and let her overcome the disease on her own.

Dr Zeng speaking with a state broadcaster for CCTV said, “She did not have obvious difficulties in breathing, did not cough or have fevers, therefore we only gave her treatment for her myocardial condition.”

She was allowed to go home on Friday afternoon after receiving negative results in three consecutive nucleic acid detection tests.

Dr Zeng said the baby had recovered fully from coronavirus as well as her heart disease.

‘She even grew bigger and fatter here,’ Dr Zeng said.

Doctors in China have feared the possibility that the infection could be passed from mothers to their babies in the womb.

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