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Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from Children and Adolescents


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Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from Children and Adolescents


Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in children is often asymptomatic or results in only mild disease. Data on the extent of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from children and adolescents in the household setting, including transmission to older persons who are at increased risk for severe disease, are limited.




Chu, Victoria T., Anna R. Yousaf, Karen Chang, Noah G. Schwartz, Clinton J. McDaniel, Scott H. Lee, Christine M. Szablewski, Marie Brown, Cherie L. Drenzek, Emilio Dirlikov, Dale A. Rose, Julie Villanueva, Alicia M. Fry, Aron J. Hall, Hannah L. Kirking, Jacqueline E. Tate, Tatiana M. Lanzieri, and Rebekah J. Stewart. 2021. "Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from Children and Adolescents." New England Journal of Medicine.


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