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Children under 5 years have 10 to 100 times more viruses of corona: study report

Children under 5 years have 10 to 100 times the genetic material of the corona virus compared to older children or adults. This means that young children may be larger carriers of infection in the community. JAMA Pediatrics said this in a study report on Thursday. 

The report comes at a time when President Donald Trump’s administration in the US is insisting on opening schools and daycare. Researchers conducted a nozzle swab of 145 patients in Chicago from March 23 through April 27, who had symptoms for over a week. The group of patients was divided into three parts. 46 children were under 5 years old, 51 children were between 5 and 17 years old and 48 adults were between 18 and 65 years old.

Children under 5 years have 10 to 100 times more viruses of corona
Children under 5 years have 10 to 100 times more viruses of corona

The team, led by Taylor Taylor Sargent, a doctor at N. & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, found that the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the upper respiratory tract of young children was 10 to 100 times greater. “The team also said in the report That lamp study found that the higher the genetic material, the more spread the infection.

It has also been said earlier that children with higher viral loads can spread the disease more. The authors wrote, “Young children are important carriers of SARS-CoV-2 in the general population.” This report contradicts the health authorities’ belief that children are less seriously ill with the virus and more infected than others. Don’t. However, there is not enough research on this yet. 

A recent research in South Korea found that children aged 10 to 19 years spread the infection like adults at home, but children under 9 have spread fewer infections.

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