Covid-19 Positive Children Are Very Unlikely To Infect Family Members, Study Suggests

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A study out of Vall d’Hebron hospital in Barcelona has found that only 8% of paediatric covid-19 positive patients had passed the virus on to their family members.

The study, which was held between July 1st and October 31st, included 1,081 paediatric patients who had tested positive for the virus, and found that less than 8% were responsible for infecting other family members.

“Now we can see that the free movement of children and the return to school has not led to a greater transmission of the virus” says Pere Soler, head of the paediatric unit of infectious and immunodeficient diseases.

Interestingly, the study also found that 47 percent of the children who tested positive for Covid-19 were asymptomatic.

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