Study finds evidence of  vertical transmission of coronavirus across the placenta

While about half-a-dozen studies published have already suggested vertical transmission of novel coronavirus from the mother to child, a study now published confirms the direction of transmission as vertical and also identifies the route of transmission as transplacental. Transmission of novel coronavirus through droplets and contact with contaminated surfaces seem to be the major routes … Continue reading Study finds evidence of  vertical transmission of coronavirus across the placenta

Study finds possible vertical transmission of novel coronavirus

A newborn was found to have antibodies against novel coronavirus just two hours after  (caesarean) delivery. The mother tested positive three weeks before delivery. Since it takes three-seven days for antibodies to the virus to start appearing, the foetus is likely to have been exposed to the virus. A possible case of transmission of novel … Continue reading Study finds possible vertical transmission of novel coronavirus

Top health stories of 2016

On the health front, the year 2016 witnessed a few setbacks and but also a few positive developments. Here are the most important health developments of 2016 1. Trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection The Ebola virus that killed more than 11,300 people in three West African countries — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra … Continue reading Top health stories of 2016