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Children rarely transmit SARS-CoV-2 within households

Key clinical point: In schools, fear of SARS-CoV-2 transmission may be less important than initially feared.

Major finding: Children developed COVID-19 symptoms before other household contacts in 8% of households.

Study details: The data come from 39 children with COVID-19 who were younger than 16 years.

Disclosures: The study received no outside funding. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Posfay-Barbe KM et al. Pediatrics. 2020 July 10. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-1576.