COVID-19 milder in children, research suggests

The virus appears in faecal samples long after negative nose and throat swabs, shows Chinese study

The novel coronavirus appears to be less serious in children, according to a small analysis of COVID-19 infections in China.

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The virus also appears in faecal samples long after nose and throat swabs show no evidence of the infection, the authors from Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Centre write in Nature Medicine.

The findings, based on data from 10 children, suggest how difficult it can be to detect the virus based