According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association, half a million American children have now been diagnosed with coronovirus, a 16% increase between August 20 and September 3.
Although fewer children appear to experience serious illness from the virus than adults, a question that entices older people, especially those who make decisions about schools and day care, is exactly that. The role that children play in the transmission of viruses. CDC reports suggest that they can and do spread coronaviruses.
The researchers analyzed contact tracing data from 184 people with links to three child care facilities in Salt Lake County from this April to July.
Researchers say the facility’s two outbreaks began with staff members who had domestic contacts with the virus.
Overall, 13 out of 31 confirmed children are associated with the facility of the Kovid-19 case, and all children had mild or no symptoms.
The COC’s Kook Tran and colleagues wrote in their report, “COVID-19 is less severe in children than in adults, but children may still play a role in transmission.”
“Infected children exposed to these three facilities did not have any symptoms. Two out of three asymptomatic children have SARS-CoV-2 transmitted to their parents and possibly their teachers.”
Pediatricians have said that children can help spread the virus.
“We know that children often show few or no symptoms of COVID-19. We also know that they are not immune to this virus, and they can be very ill,” Dr. Sally Goza, president, American Academy of Pediatrics said, previous statement.
Researchers say that asymptomatic and timely Kovid-19 tests in childcare settings, including asymptomatic people, can help prevent the virus from spreading. They recommend the use of face masks, especially for employees working in child care centers with children under 2 years of age who may be too young to wear masks.
Goza said, “Testing individuals who may not yet show symptoms of COVID-19 is important to contact tracing, which helps identify and support others at risk of infection. “
Jane Christenson, Jacqueline Howard, Andrea Kane and Sandy Lomotte contributed to this article.