4-month-old becomes youngest patient to beat coronavirus in UAE - GulfToday

4-month-old becomes youngest patient to beat coronavirus in UAE


The 4-month-old baby, T.M, was discharged from a hospital in Dubai after testing negative.

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The youngest patient to recover from COVID-19 was discharged from a hospital in Dubai on Sunday. The four-month-old Egyptian baby girl has left the hospital with her parents after the third negative COVID-19 test.

The 4-month-old baby girl was admitted at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai in the third week of April, after being confirmed as COVID-19 positive. The parents took her for testing after the oldest 15-year-old son tested positive for COVID–19. The baby was running a slight fever and started coughing, the same symptoms experienced by her 15-year-old bother. The mother, father and middle sibling all tested negative for the virus.


The 4-month-old baby girl after recovery.

 “We were really worried as baby T.M is only 4 months old and we knew she had to be placed in isolation. Al Zahra Hospital Dubai allowed me to stay with her and with my three-year-old toddler at the hospital. It is a frightening thing for a parent to have their children infected with COVID-19. But the hospital staff have been very helpful in putting us at ease and supporting us through the recovery journey,” the mother of the baby stated.

Dr Yasser El Nakhlawi, American Board-Certified Pediatrics Consultant and the treating doctor of the patient said: “The baby came in with mild symptoms and remained in stable condition throughout her stay in the hospital. At the beginning of the outbreak, it seemed that the number of infected children was not high. However, we now see an increase in the number of children with COVID-19. At this point it is believed that children are at the same risk of acquiring the COVID-19 virus as adults, but luckily their symptoms are milder” he added.

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