Covid Positive Pregnant Woman Gives Birth to Baby With Antib
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A 31-year-old woman from Singapore, who tested positive for Covid-19 during her pregnancy gave birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus. She contracted the virus when she was 10 weeks pregnant after returning from Europe in March.

It is still unclear whether the antibodies, which are proteins produced by the immune system to fight foreign agents, were passed from the mother or the baby developed them. It is also not clear if the baby is immune to the virus.

The baby was born on 7 November in the National University Hospital. The mother and baby are part of large study involving several public hospitals in Singapore to investigate how Covid-19 may potentially impact the well-being and health of pregnant women and their babies.

According to the World Health Organization, the correlation of pregnant mother who is covid positive and the baby during pregnancy or delivery is still not known since the active virus has not been found in samples of fluid around the baby in the womb or breastmilk.

Tan Hak Koon, Associate Professor and Chairman at the obstetrics and gynaecology division of KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, said that there was evidence that infants born to mothers with Covid-19 had antibodies. However, it is still unknown whether the presence of these antibodies in a newborn baby confers a degree of protection against Covid-19 infection, much less the duration of protection.

Source:
https://theprint.in/world/singapore-woman-who-was-covid-positive-during-pregnancy-gives-birth-to-baby-with-antibodies/554542/
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