A 17-day-old baby who was born with the deadly coronavirus is alleged to have recovered from the disease after being a patient in the outbreak’s Chinese epicentre.
The newborn baby, Xiao Xiao, is the youngest in the country to recover from the deadly Coronavirus, returning to full health without the aide of any medication.
On the day the child was born, she was moved to Wuhan Children’s Hospital where she was diagnosed with the strain of coronavirus known as Covid-19.
She had a respiratory infection alongside a minor damage to her heart, but as her symptoms weren’t obvious doctors took the chance of letting her body fight off the disease itself.
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Speaking to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, the hospital’s Department of Neonatology Dr Zeng Lingkong said:
‘She did not have obvious difficulties in breathing, did not cough or have fevers, therefore we only gave her treatment for her myocardial condition.’
Doctors describe the child, Xiao Xiao as fully recovered from both her heart disease and coronavirus and she was let out of the hospital after four negative tests for the disease. Dr Zeng added that ‘She even grew bigger and fatter here.’