The number of cases where the fetus got infected with SARS CoV-2 is very less, but the risks posed by the virus to the fetus needs further research.
Another study conducted by the scientists at the University of Cambridge and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) was published by the Royal Society's clinical biology department. This study focused on the early stages of embryo development and compared it with the protein in the SARS CoV-2 virus. It showed the virus not only attacks the lungs and respiratory tracts, but also many other vital organs in the human body. The study suggests that an embryo as young as two weeks can get infected by the SARS CoV-2 virus. The protein coating in the young embryo facilitates the SARS CoV-2's protein receptors to facilitate the infection. But the study clearly states that the effects of the infection of fetal health remain mostly unanswered. Thus, the risks posed by the virus to the embryo, a baby born with SARS CoV-2 infection, cannot be determined by using currently available data.
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