Episode from the podcastCoronacast

Can coronavirus hide in the brain?

Released Wednesday, 4th March 2020
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What happens if you get coronavirus when you're pregnant? What surfaces should you avoid touching? And can children get infected?

Coronacast is a daily podcast that's all about answering your coronavirus questions. 

On the show today:

* What are the risks to pregnant women? What will happen if an expectant mother is infected?

* Can you get coronavirus from mail from overseas? What about other surfaces?

* Have there been any confirmed cases of children or infants contracting the disease?

And Dr Norman Swan also explains some interesting research regarding what the new coronavirus might be doing in people's brains.

If you want to send in a question, go to abc.net.au/coronavirus and we might answer it tomorrow on the podcast.
Liked the fact that the show hosts used the scientific term of COVID-19; SARS-3. As we get to know more of this disease as time goes by; the notion that the fit and healthy are immune to side effects have proven to be inaccurate. Excellent comment/correlation that SARS -2 didn’t transmit through breast milk, so I’m theory, Breastfeeding mothers who are infected might not be transmitting their infants, But the key comment that both hosts thankfully repeated many times throughout this episode, is that we don’t know a lot and I appreciate their honesty. Another plus; less than 10 minutes ?
This episode talks about the concerning possibility that this virus can affect the breathing centre in the central nervous system.
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