Role of children in household transmission of COVID-19

Despite advances in our understanding of the epidemiology of COVID-19, the issue of transmissibility of children is unclear. As children often act as the main drivers of respiratory viral outbreaks, it is important to understand their transmission potential of COVID-19. Nevertheless, ascertaining the role of children in transmission of COVID-19 is challenging due to low numbers of confirmed case in children, which may be secondary to school closure. Furthermore, it has been postulated that children may have less susceptibility to infection or more prone to asymptomatic or subclinical infection compared with adults.

Role of children in household transmission of COVID-19
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