What role do children play in the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Updated: Oct 10, 2021
  • Author: Ayesha Mirza, MD; Chief Editor: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, FIDSA, AAHIVS  more...
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Cruz and Zeichner suggested that children have a role in community-based viral transmission. [30] They noted that children are more likely than adults to have upper respiratory tract involvement, including nasopharyngeal carriage. They may also have prolonged respiratory and fecal shedding. [31]  We continue to learn more as data emerge and more cases in children are described.


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