A baby in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city has been diagnosed
with the novel coronavirus just 30 hours after being born, Chinese state
media reported Wednesday.The infant is the youngest person recorded
as being infected by the virus, which has killed nearly 500 people
since emerging late last year.CCTV quoted experts as saying it may
be a case of "vertical transmission", referring to infections passed
from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or immediately after.
The mother had tested positive for the virus before she gave birth.The official Xinhua news agency reported Monday that a baby born last week to an infected mother had tested negative.The
disease is believed to have emerged in December in a Wuhan market that
sold wild animals, and spread rapidly as people trav...
U.S. officials on Friday declared the coronavirus outbreak a public
health emergency. The declaration comes as American officials announced
the seventh confirmed case of coronavirus in the country in a patient
residing in Santa Clara, California, and Chinese officials announced
more than 10,000 confirmed cases.
As a result of the declaration,
foreign nationals who have traveled to China in the last two weeks and
aren't immediate family members of U.S. citizens or permanent residents
will be temporarily banned from entering the country, according to
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. Azar also announced that
anyone entering the U.S. who has been in China's Hubei province in the
last two weeks will be subject to a two-week quarantine.