7-Month-Old Baby Cured After Catching Wuhan Coronavirus

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

This is the seven-month-old Chinese baby who has survived and recovered from the deadly Wuhan coronavirus who has finally been allowed to go home today (10th February).

The boy was hospitalised and later tested positive for the novel strain of the coronavirus after contracting it from his grandad, Mr Liao.

The infant and Mr Liao, 59, were sent to Chenzhou Second People’s Hospital in Central China’s Hunan Province on 31st January before being placed in isolation.

AsiaWire / Wuhan Children’s Hospital

Each family member was tested twice for the coronavirus, with the result being positive on both occasions.

According to the hospital, Mr Liao, his grandson and three others were released today after medics were satisfied they had recovered from the respiratory condition, which can cause pneumonia in severe cases.

The other patients were one man and two women aged between 31 and 49 who had been quarantined with the disease between 28th and 30th January.

AsiaWire / Wuhan Children’s Hospital

Images show the baby and his family posing outside the hospital with medical workers, who reportedly cheered loudly at the news of the child’s recovery.

The hospital says it has discharged 13 of its 32 confirmed Wuhan coronavirus patients – a recovery rate of 40.6 percent.

Mr Liao’s grandson is one of the youngest coronavirus patients in China, with two boys aged six months and one month still in quarantine at Wuhan Children’s Hospital in the epicentre of the outbreak.

The virus, the precise origins of which remain a mystery, has so far killed 908 people in mainland China and infected more than 40,000.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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