Brekky Wrap: Mum Warns Others Not To Kiss Babies After Son Contracts Virus

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

A mother is urging sick people to steer clear of babies after her eight-month-old was hospitalised with a respiratory virus. Ariana DiGrigorio, from New Jersey, posted a photo to Facebook of her baby Antonio hooked up to machines in an intensive care ward in hospital earlier this year. He had been diagnosed with respiratory syncytial virus or RSV which caused infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. "RSV is spread when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes small droplets containing infectious agents into the air," according to SA Health. The department states that RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia among infants under 1 year of age and is most common during late autumn, winter and early spring. "Adults -- you are contagious up to 24 hours before you start showing symptoms!" DiGrigorio wrote. "Please keep your mouths/breaths away from a baby's face, hands, and feet".

Photo: Ariana DiGrigorio via Facebook.

The Prime Minister has defended Australia’s action on climate change as he addressed the United Nations in New York overnight. Scott Morrison said the country was committed to slashing emissions by 2030 and accused critics of willingly overlooking the country’s achievements. He has also touched on his commitment to cleaning up plastic waste and a crackdown on illegal fishing.

READ MORE: Scott Morrison Calls Out Australia's Climate Critics During UN Address

Scott Morrison addresses the the United Nations 26/09/2019. Photo: Reuters.

A bill to decriminalise abortion has passed the NSW upper house following a marathon debate. The final vote was 26 to 14, with the bill to now be sent back to the lower house for a final tick of approval.

READ MORE: Bill To Decriminalise Abortion Passes NSW Upper House

The White House has released notes on the phone call between Donald Trump and the President of Ukraine, which sparked an impeachment inquiry. It shows the U.S. President did ask his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate corruption claims involving the son of his political rival Joe Biden, but didn’t make a link to military aid.

READ MORE: Trump's Controversial Ukraine Phone Call Transcript Released

To the UK, Boris Johnson has accused parliament of being “paralysed” and claimed its members were “sabotaging” Brexit negotiations. It comes after the Supreme Court ruled that his suspension of parliament was unlawful. The Prime Minister dared opposition parties to table a motion of no confidence or back a general election to break the deadlock.

READ MORE: Boris Johnson Vows To Deliver Brexit Despite Supreme Court Blow

Boris Johnson called on opposition parties to table a motion of no confidence or back a general election. Photo: House of Commons/PA Images via Getty Images

A former swimming instructor will be slapped with an additional 47 charges as police continue investigations into allegations of historical sexual assaults at a swim school in Sydney’s south west. The accused, 43, was arrested and charged last week, he’s accused of grooming and sexually abusing a number of boys between 1997 and 2009 and is due to front court today.

Photo: Getty

In sport, a huge blow for the Wallabies with winger Reece Hodge handed a three-week ban for his hit on Fijian Peceli Yato. It means he will miss Australia’s three remaining pool games at the Rugby World Cup.

Reece Hodge attempts a conversion during the 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool D match at Sapporo Dome Photo: David Davies via AAP

In the AFL, GWS and Richmond are making their final preparations ahead of Saturday’s grand final. The Giants will fly to Melbourne today.

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