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Baby Tests Positive for Coronavirus Just 30 Hours After Being Born

Fears continue to mount around the coronavirus, which has now infected at least 24,000 people worldwide.

The spread of the virus does not appear to be slowing down at all. In fact, quite the opposite.

Earlier today the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that new cases of the virus surged over the last 24 hours, and that the US can't keep the virus 'out of the border.'

Officials in China just announced that a baby was infected with the deadly virus just 30 hours after being born.

Here's more from CBS:

The state-run news site XinhuaNet says the infant was born on February 2 at a hospital in Wuhan, China — the city where the coronavirus outbreak originated. The baby's mother also tested positive for the virus before she gave birth, according to Union Hospital, affiliated with Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
The baby weighed just over 7 pounds at birth and is now in stable condition and under medical observation, XinhuaNet reports.
The site said that according to medical experts, it may be a case of mother-to-child transmission. Reuters reports state broadcaster CCTV is now warning that pregnant women with the coronavirus may be able to pass it along to their unborn children.
According to CCTV, the infected newborn has no fever or cough but did experience shortness of breath. X-rays of the baby's chest showed signs of infection and there were some abnormalities in liver function.

With more than 24,000 cases now reported, and at least 492 deaths confirmed worldwide, the deadly new coronavirus is continuing to spread.

As of right now, the vast majority of cases (and all but two of the deaths) were in China. There have been 11 confirmed cases in the U.S. so far. The majority of which are in California.


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