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, O'Donnell Anna O'Donnell, Sally Reynolds, Karen Richey, Jason Rippe, Derek S. Wheeler, Larry K. Kociolek

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 - 2020

Keywords

  • Asymptomatic
  • COVID-19
  • Children
  • Healthcare worker
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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