By Michael Hahnich | 10:27 a.m.
April 24, 2018 – 08:37 p.m.: A virus that causes the coronavirus has been found in some babies, and some have tested positive for it, but it is too soon to declare the babies healthy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it has not yet tested infants for the coronivirus.
The agency said some babies may have the virus, and others may have been infected by a relative.
CDC Director Tom Frieden said it’s too early to know if those babies are at increased risk.
“We are very encouraged that some of the infants who have been tested for coronaviruses have tested negative,” he said.
“It’s not yet clear how many of these infants have been exposed to the coronovirus or how many have not.”
CDC is working to confirm the results of testing that has so far found coronavirin, a type of vaccine developed by Gilead Sciences.
CDC and its partner agencies have been working to find and remove the virus in new babies for a decade.
A CDC-funded research project, called the Newborn Coronavirus Laboratory Initiative, has been tracking the virus for the past few weeks.
It began on March 20 when the CDC released a report identifying more than 400 babies who tested positive and found a virus that caused a fever, cough, runny nose and a rash.
Since then, more than 200 babies have been vaccinated with coronaviral vaccines.
The virus is very dangerous, and it’s very rare to have this many new cases, Frieden told reporters.
He said the CDC has been working hard to get the vaccine to people who are most at risk of contracting the virus.
The Newborn Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from March 2017 listed more than 1,600 cases of coronavillosis.
Since that report, more cases have been reported.
There have been nearly 2,000 coronavire infections in the United States.
The coronavis also have caused more than $1 billion in economic losses and hundreds of deaths.
The number of new coronavides reported so far is about the same as the number of deaths, according to the CDC.
Frieden warned that if more cases are found in the U.S., it could put additional strain on the already strained federal budget.