Burden of Illness in Households With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2–Infected Children

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Burden of Illness in Households With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2–Infected Children

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Children comprise a small proportion of overall coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases at 5.2% of laboratory-confirmed infections in the United States. However, these data are likely an underrepresentation of the true pediatric infection burden as initial reports occurred in the setting of school closures and shelter-in-place orders.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2020-08-11

Citation

Teherani, Mehgan F., Carol M. Kao, Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, Samridhi Banskota, Andi L. Shane, William M. Linam, and Preeti Jaggi. 2020. "Burden of Illness in Households With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2–Infected Children." Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 9 (5):613-6.

Abstract

We investigated of illness among household members of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)–infected children receiving medical care (n = 32). We identified 144 household contacts (HCs): 58 children and 86 adults. Forty-six percent of HCs developed symptoms consistent with coronavirus disease. Child-to-adult transmission was suspected in 7 cases.

Topic: cost of illness, human placental lactogen, sars-cov-2, covid-19

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