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SARS-CoV-2 Point Prevalence among Asymptomatic Hospitalized Children and Subsequent Healthcare Worker Evaluation

Patel, A. B.; Clifford, A.; Creaden, J.; Kato, K.; Malakooti, M. R.; Muller, W. J.; O'Donnell, A.; Reynolds, S.; Richey, K.; Rippe, J.; Wheeler, D. S.; Kociolek, L. K.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020 Aug 29

Abstract

Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriage among hospitalized children and the risk of transmission to healthcare workers (HCW) was evaluated through a point prevalence survey. We estimated a low, 1-2%, prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 among children without symptoms of COVID-19 and there were no secondary transmission events among HCW exposed to these patients.

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