- A new study revealed that babies whose mothers have COVID-19 have antibodies
- The study was made by researchers from Singapore who studied five coronavirus-positive mothers
- The small-scale study did not find any evidence of actual transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the mother to the baby
- The researchers said that the antibodies were possibly antibodies that were passed on by the mothers to the babies in what they called vertical transmission
A new small-scale study made by researchers in Singapore found that five babies born from mothers who were COVID-19 positive, had antibodies against the virus.
The research was published in the journal Annals of the Academy of Medicine in Singapore, reported FoxNews.
Jerry Chan, one of the doctors who participated in the study, said that they are considering that vertical transmission of antibodies from the mother to the baby transpired, reported ABS-CBN.
He said that these antibodies can last from three to six months before it will go away.
The babies who had antibodies will be monitored by the researchers in the next six to 12 months so that they will have a better understanding of the virus.
Republic World reported that the incidence of COVID-19 in women parallels general population trends.
The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.
The government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
Doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
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