Singapore: Antibodies to COVID detected in infants

Singapore: Antibodies to COVID detected in infants

This was reported by the news agency The Guardian.

In November, it was reported that antibodies were detected in a newborn in Singapore whose mother contracted the coronavirus in March. The baby was born healthy. He did not have the coronavirus. How long the baby will have antibodies and whether they can protect him from infection in the future is still unclear.

The study was conducted on 16 women. So far, the virus has not passed from mother to child in any case. Most of the women in labor had relatively easy cases of the disease. More severe cases were recorded in women who carried the baby at a more mature age. Women who were overweight also had complications.

By the time the study was published, five women had given birth to babies who had antibodies. Two of the patients had miscarried. In one of the cases, doctors do not rule out that it was a consequence of a complication from the disease.