National Case Management of Newborns, Children and Adolescents with COVID-19

Global pandemic occurred in 2019 following infection by the novel corona virus. Infection with SARSCoV- 2 resulting severe acute respiratory syndrome started in China with first case reported on December 2019 in Wuhan city. According to the WHO-China Joint commission release in February 2020; disease in children appears to be relatively rare and mild with approximately 2.4% of the total reported cases amongst individuals aged under 19 years of age, With the currently available evidences so far; children contribute 1-5% of total COVID-19 cases worldwide. China/WHO joint commission could not identify where transmission occurred from a child to an adult; and multiple clusters showed that children are unlikely to be the index cases. Though some studies showed that stool PCR was positive for COVID-19 from affected patients, experts say that Positive stool PCR may not translate to viable viruses and need to be interpreted with caution and need to have further studies.

National Case Management of Newborns, Children and Adolescents with COVID-19
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