According to a new study that looked at over 7,500 births, babies whose mothers were infected with the coronavirus during pregnancy have a greater chance of brain Development abnormalities, including autism and bipolar disorder. Even while newer variations are less likely to produce severe COVID-19 cases, the study, which was published Thursday in the journal JAMA Network Open, adds to the importance of getting coronavirus transmission under control.
If kids are exposed to other viruses in pregnancy, such as influenza and measles, they are likely to be more sensitive to diseases including autism, schizophrenia, and depression. SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, was studied by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School to see if the same could be said about it.
The researchers discovered that 3 percent of 7,550 kids born to moms who were infection-free throughout pregnancy were diagnosed with a brain Development issue before their first birthdays. By the time they reached one, 6.3 percent of the 222 kids who had been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 in utero had been diagnosed.