Like HIV and hepatitis, Covid can not infect new born child from mom: Consultants

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Like HIV and hepatitis, Covid cannot infect new born baby from mother: Experts

2021-06-04 14:54:35

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Like HIV and hepatitis, Covid can not infect new born child from mom: Consultants

Like HIV and hepatitis, Covid-19 can not transmit to the brand new born infants even when the mom had examined optimistic for the lethal virus, as round 250 nCoV optimistic girls have been discovered to have delivered wholesome infants in Tripura, docs and specialists mentioned. Agartala Authorities Medical School’s (AGMC) Microbiology division head Tapan Majumder mentioned that it’s a very optimistic improvement that in India there was no such occasion discovered the place the Covid-19 is being transmitted to the brand new born child from the mom though the coronavirus illness is a communicable illness.

“Congenital and vertical transmission of coronavirus is just not potential as there isn’t any receipter on the placenta to obtain or entertain the virus.However HIV optimistic and hepatitis virus might be transmitted to the brand new born child from the mom,” Majumder, additionally a Professor of the AGMC, informed IANS.

Through the two pandemic waves, since final 12 months round 250 Covid-19 optimistic pregnant girls have delivered wholesome infants on the AGMC, Tripura’s predominant Covid medical school and hospital.

“Through the first wave, as many as 214 Covid-19 optimistic girls had delivered wholesome infants whereas within the second wave 35 such moms gave start to suit and regular infants. There have been additionally many cother ases of caesarean supply,” mentioned Jayanta Ray, Head of the Division of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of AGMC.

He informed IANS that earlier than admission, all pregnant girls are mandatorily present process Covid testing and if anybody is discovered with a optimistic case, due well being protocols are being maintained.

“Nonetheless, relations and family of the brand new born infants and the involved girls should be extra cautious. They need to not indiscriminately come nearer to each the child and the mom,” mentioned Ray, a famend Gynaecologist.

Well being officers in numerous northeastern states mentioned that in contrast to within the first wave youngsters under 15 years are additionally being examined for Covid-19 in cheap numbers in the course of the second wave in Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya and Assam, forcing the governments of those states to represent panels of paediatric docs.

A complete of 31 minor women and eight caretakers at two orphanage houses in Tripura have not too long ago examined optimistic for Covid-19 and most of them have already recovered from the infectious illness.

As the character and depth of the second wave of Covid-19 are various, doctor Pradip Bhowmik has urged forming examine teams for an in-depth examine of the illness.

“It’s witnessed within the second wave that in the course of the post-Covid interval many sufferers are being affected by pneumonia and a few by mucormycosis (black fungus).”

Not like within the first wave, a lot of younger individuals and kids are being contaminated by the coronavirus. Within the second wave the restoration charge could be very sluggish and the demise charge is larger,” Bhowmik informed IANS.

He mentioned that it’s being noticed that Indian strains of the virus are extra harmful then the UK and Brazilian variants.Bhowmik, who’s an skilled in Hepatitis illness and has labored on the illness within the northeastern states and Bangladesh, mentioned that genetically tribals’ immunity is all the time higher however they’re additionally falling prey to Covid-19, necessitating a severe examine.

Of the 45.58 million populations of the eight northeastern states together with Sikkim, tribals represent round 29 per cent of the whole populace.


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