Children are low-risk spreaders of SARS-CoV-2, say paediatricians
Children are typically the last in households to develop COVID-19, suggesting they can be infected but are rarely an index case for an outbreak, researchers say.
A Swiss study of the country's first 40 children under 16 years known to be infected with COVID-19 has found 80% were from families with at least one other person infected with the virus.
However, in only 8% of households were the children the first to develop symptoms, the researchers wrote in Pediatrics.
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