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Baby born in Malta to mother who had Covid-19, tests negative for virus

The baby born in Malta whose mother tested positive for Covid-19, has tested negative for the virus.  This was stated by Dr Frank Portelli who two days ago lost his sister, who lived in the UK, as a result of Covid-19.

This confirms what had already been stated by health professionals, that a baby in the womb does not seem to be infected if the mother has the virus, and the danger to the baby is more linked to whether the mother is suffering from a high fever.

Over the last few days, health authorities explained how in the case of a mother who tests positive for Covid-19, the baby is separated from her immediately to avoid any risks of contracting the virus.

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WATCH: Why is high fever caused by Coronavirus dangerous for babies in the womb?

 

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