Newborn baby born with coronavirus recovers without medication after 17 days

Xiao has been declared coronavirus free 17 days after she was born with the viral infection at Wuhan Children’s Hospital while schools across the UK close amidst fears the disease will spread cross Europe.

A baby has recovered without the assistance of medication after being born with coronavirus.

Xiao Xiao was delivered at Wuhan Children’s Hospital to a parent who had the deadly new Covid-19 strain of the disease.

The young girl was struggling with a respiratory infection and minor damage to her heart.

However, because her symptoms were not too severe doctors decided to let her recover without medication.

At just 17 days old, Xiao Xiao was given the all-clear having returned four negative tests for the disease.

“She did not have obvious difficulties in breathing, did not cough or have fevers, therefore we only gave her treatment for her myocardial condition,” Dr Zeng Lingkong, of the hospital’s Department of Neonatology, told state broadcaster CCTV.

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