Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Point Prevalence Among Asymptomatic Hospitalized Children and Subsequent Healthcare Worker Evaluation

Ami B. Patel, Andrea Clifford, Julie Creaden, Kimberly Kato, Marcelo R. Malakooti, William J. Muller, Anna O'Donnell, Sally Reynolds, Karen Richey, Jason Rippe, Derek S. Wheeler, Larry K. Kociolek

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Abstract

Asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) carriage among hospitalized children and risk of transmission to healthcare workers (HCWs) was evaluated by point prevalence survey. We estimated 1-2% prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 among children without coronavirus disease 2019 symptoms. There was no secondary transmission among HCWs exposed to these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-619
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 10 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • asymptomatic
  • children
  • healthcare worker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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