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Sweden Confirms First Case of Baby Infected With COVID-19 In Womb

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STOCKHOLM, March 4  — A baby, who tested positive for COVID-19 two days after birth, was confirmed infected in the womb, reports Xinhua news agency quoted the Swedish doctors on Wednesday.

This is the first case in Sweden that a baby got infected with COVID-19 during the mother’s pregnancy, and subsequent tests showed that the baby surprisingly had developed its own antibodies.

As there are very few cases where babies have been confirmed infected in the womb, the findings have now been published in the scientific journal British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

The 27-year-old mother was admitted to the university hospital in Malmo last year after displaying COVID-19 symptoms. She also had abdominal pain and the fetal movements were reduced. The baby showed signs of lack of oxygen and declining heart sound and it was decided to perform an emergency cesarean section.

“We had no reason to believe that the child was infected, but it is routine to test after two days if mother has COVID-19. We were surprised when we got the test result, as the child was otherwise fine,” Philip Tannenberg, a doctor in paediatrics, said in a press release.

Subsequent tests proved the baby was infected in the womb, said another doctor at the hospital, Mehreen Zaigham.

“We studied the placenta under a microscope and could observe viral protein in all the areas of the placenta that were most affected. We also noticed that the placenta was infected on both the baby’s and the mother’s side,” Zaigham said.

“Until two weeks before the mother fell ill, the fetus’ growth was normal and routine check-ups did not show any infection. Therefore, we see a clear connection between the infection and the effect on the placenta.”

Zaigham said the case proved that the placenta can be affected even if the mother has only a mild infection. “It may be that we need to rethink the monitoring of pregnant women who have COVID-19 and consider them a clearer risk group than we do today.”

This echoes a recommendation that the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare issued last week: Pregnant women who are infected in week 22 or later should be considered as belonging to a risk group, as they risk giving birth prematurely.

The case also revealed other valuable information, as other tests showed the baby had developed its own antibodies, Tannenberg said.

“During the first year, children are usually dependent on antibodies from the mother, but here we were able to show that the child formed its own antibodies against the virus.”

Source: BERNAMA

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Many Choices For ‘Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid’? These Are The Differences

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Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid is actually such a familiar brand for many people in Malaysia to use in their own houses. There are so many different types of choices for this particular brand of dishwashing liquid. Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid helps you properly clean dishes. Due to its similarity to soap, the liquid provides many other possible uses such as fruit washing, repelling insects, and cleaning carpets.

Little did many people know, different types of Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid brings different chemical properties and each of them has their own function for cleaning. These are the differences that you have to know as a consumer about Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid before you decided which one to buy.

1) Green Tea, Matcha And Lime

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  • 100% natural perfume.
  • Natural ingredients like matcha, green tea and lime.
  • Eliminate strong odors.
  • Remove stubborn grease.

2) Lemon

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  • Fresh lemon scent.
  • Extract lemon and mineral.
  • 5 times more effective to eliminate oil.
  • Remove stubborn grease.

3) Lime

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  • Extract from 100 limes.
  • Fresh lime scent.
  • Add natural minerals.
  • Eliminate grease and oil effectively.

4) Nature Aloe Vera 

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  • Natural ingredients such as aloe vera and mineral salt.
  • Used to wash children’s dishes safely.
  • Have cleansing power and gentle fragrance.
  • Can be used to wash fruits and vegetables.

5) Sakura Fresh

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  • 100% natural perfume.
  • With Sakura and Orange scent.
  • Easy to eliminate oil.
  • Get rid of uneasy smell.

6) Lemon And Mint

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  • Natural ingredients such as lemon and mint.
  • Kill 99% germs and bacteria.
  • Eliminates dirt and oil.
  • Suitable to be used by sensitive skin.

7) Grapefruit And Rose Hip

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  • 100% natural perfume.
  • Eliminates stubborn grease.
  • Suitable to be used by sensitive skin.
  • Strong and effective cleaning.

Sources: Facebook Sunlight Malaysia

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(Video) Important To Know! The Meaning of CT Value In COVID Test

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many people in this whole wide world have been exposed to the clinical term of CT Value or better known as the Cycle Threshold. Some people might have the knowledge about it while some other people might not have any idea of what it is. A simple way to understand CT Value would be, it refers to the number of cycles needed to amplify the viral RNA to a detectable level.

Samples that turn out positive can start out with vastly different amounts of virus, for which the CT Value provides an inverse measure. If a higher number of cycles is needed, hence a higher CT value and vice versa. This is because the virus is spotted only after many cycles.

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If CT Value Is Less Than 35

  • The viral load in the body is high.
  • The chance that the virus could be infectious towards other people is very high.
  • Symptoms for newly infected individuals.

If CT Value Is More Than 35

  • Virus infection is in its final stage.
  • The chance that the virus could be infectious towards other people is very low.
  • Detection of the rest of the virus fragments.
  • Symptoms for an old infection.

Sources: TikTok Dr. Samhan.

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Musty Smell In Your House! Use These 5 Simple Ways To Get Rid Of It!

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There are many possible reasons why an unpleasant and musty smell lingers in your house. Some smells signal a possible danger, like mold growth or decomposition, which often requires professional cleanup. Others, however, are not that serious. It is very important as an house owner to get rid of that smell so that it would not bother anyone.

Having a dusty smell in the house could be very discomforting for the owner and also for all the guests that wanted to visit their house. Old musty smell are some of the most difficult odors to remove from your home. Luckily, there are actually some simple ways that can be done to get rid of the musty smell in house. Here are 5 simple ways of it.

1) Open Doors And Windows

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Get some fresh air circulating in your space. Take 5-10 minutes to completely air out your space. The air outside is a lot cleaner than the air inside your home. If your home is really smelling musty, give it some fresh air. Do this regularly to prevent the musty smell from coming back.

2) Use A Dehumidifier

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High humidity levels can make a house smell musty. Install a dehumidifier and keep the humidity level at 50%. This can keep the air nice and dry, and hopefully prevent any mold from growing in your space. Make sure the humidity level is never over 60% because that is when mildew and mold can start to thrive.

3) Run Ceiling Fan

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Circulating air can help get rid of musty smells. Sometimes musty smells coming from the air being too humid and still. Turn on your ceiling fan to dry out the air and get rid of the smell. If you don’t have a ceiling fan, keep a box fan running where the smell is particularly strong, or keep a few throughout your home. These can ventilate your space just as well.

4) Absorb Odor With Baking Soda

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Pour baking soda into bowls and place them throughout your home. Baking soda can deodorize your home due to its ability to absorb the smell. If you don’t have any baking soda on hand, kitty litter can double as an odor eliminator. Pour kitty litter into bowls and keep them throughout your home like you would baking soda. Charcoal briquettes are another option to absorb odors. Place them in trays throughout your home or set them on a shelf or table to get rid of any musty smell.

5) Steam Upholstery And Carpeting

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Your furniture and carpet may be to blame for the musty smell. Rent a steam cleaner to clean your upholstered furniture like couches and chairs. Hire a professional if you’re not comfortable cleaning the furniture yourself. Carpet can also keep your house smelling musty. Steam clean your carpets or hire a professional carpet cleaner if your carpet is in need of some cleaning.

Sources: WikiHow.

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