A Chinese obstetrician has warned against overstating the risk of pregnant women passing the coronavirus on to their unborn children. Photo: Handout A Chinese obstetrician has warned against overstating the risk of pregnant women passing the coronavirus on to their unborn children. Photo: Handout
A Chinese obstetrician has warned against overstating the risk of pregnant women passing the coronavirus on to their unborn children. Photo: Handout

Coronavirus: mother-baby transmission yet to be proven, obstetrician says

  • Wuhan baby confirmed as being infected was tested 36 hours after birth meaning it had been in contact with other people, doctor says
  • Tests carried on infant’s placenta and umbilical cord blood at time of delivery by caesarean section came back negative, she says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Chinese obstetrician has warned against overstating the risk of pregnant women passing the coronavirus on to their unborn children. Photo: Handout A Chinese obstetrician has warned against overstating the risk of pregnant women passing the coronavirus on to their unborn children. Photo: Handout
A Chinese obstetrician has warned against overstating the risk of pregnant women passing the coronavirus on to their unborn children. Photo: Handout
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