Babies born to Covid-19 mothers have antibodies, Singapore study finds – health



All five babies born to women with Covid-19 infection all through a study in Singapore have had antibodies against the virus, even though the researchers said it’s not yet lucid what level of protection this may offer.

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The findings from a study of 16 women released on Friday also found that most were mildy infected, while more severe reactions occurred in older women with a high body mass index – a trend that is mirrored in the general population.

Of the five who had delivered their babies by the point the study was once published, all had antibodies, according to the Singapore Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Network.

The number of antibodies in the babies varied, and was once higher among those whose mothers’ had been infected nearer to the time of delivery, the researchers said. Further monitoring is required to see if the antibodies will decline as the babies get older, they added.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.)

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