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Newborn infected with coronavirus in China's Wuhan

(Xinhua)    09:39, February 06, 2020

WUHAN, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- A newborn in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, was confirmed to have been infected with the virus just 30 hours after being born, a local hospital said Wednesday.

The infant, born on Feb. 2, is the youngest person recorded as being diagnosed with the virus. The mother had also tested positive for the virus before she gave birth, said the Union Hospital affiliated to Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Medical experts said it may be a case of mother-to-child transmission of the novel coronavirus.

The baby, weighing 3.25 kg at birth, is now in stable condition and under observation.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Web editor: Zhao Tong, Bianji)

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