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Burden of Illness in Households with SARS-CoV-2 Infected Children

Published time: 11 August 2020

Authors: Mehgan F Teherani, MD, MS, Carol M Kao, MD, Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, MD, MSc, Samridhi Banskota, BS, Andi L Shane, MD, MSc, MPH, William M Linam, MD, MS, Preeti Jaggi, MD

Keywords: cost of illness, human placental lactogen, sars-cov-2, covid-19


We investigated the dynamics of illness among household members of SARS-CoV-2 infected children that received medical care (n=32). We identified 144 household contacts (HCs): 58 children and 86 adults. Forty-six percent of HCs developed symptoms consistent with COVID-19 disease. Child-to-adult transmission was suspected in 7 cases.

Burden of illness in households with SARS-CoV-2 infected children



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