Chikungunya in newborns has Mumbai doctors worried
In the past three months, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, one of the biggest treatment facilities for children in the city, has reported four cases of chikungunya in newborns. At least five more such cases have been reported across the city.

The infection is very rare in newborns, which is why many of the cases were not detected at the first go, said doctors. They said the babies may have contracted the infection from their mothers, who carried the infection during pregnancy. The disease’s effect on newborns is far more severe than on adults, doctors warned....