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Potential Role of Children in the Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Catalonia (Spain)

Version 1 : Received: 13 October 2020 / Approved: 14 October 2020 / Online: 14 October 2020 (13:33:49 CEST)

How to cite: Soriano-Arandes, A.; Ferran, B.; Campins, M.; Esperalba-Esquerra, J.; Reyes-Urueña, J.; Lazcano, U.; Gatell, A.; Serrano, P.; Bruna, X.; Capdevila, R.; Esteller, M.; Anton, A.; Gómez i Prat, J.; Ruiz, G.; Fàbrega, A.; Rius, N.; Fenoy, M.; López, N.; Sánchez, A.; Poblet, M.; Foguet, A.; García, G.; Riera, T.; Martínez-Carbonell, E.; Díaz, Y.; Pineda, V.; Soler-Palacin, P. Potential Role of Children in the Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Catalonia (Spain). Preprints 2020, 2020100308 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0308.v1). Soriano-Arandes, A.; Ferran, B.; Campins, M.; Esperalba-Esquerra, J.; Reyes-Urueña, J.; Lazcano, U.; Gatell, A.; Serrano, P.; Bruna, X.; Capdevila, R.; Esteller, M.; Anton, A.; Gómez i Prat, J.; Ruiz, G.; Fàbrega, A.; Rius, N.; Fenoy, M.; López, N.; Sánchez, A.; Poblet, M.; Foguet, A.; García, G.; Riera, T.; Martínez-Carbonell, E.; Díaz, Y.; Pineda, V.; Soler-Palacin, P. Potential Role of Children in the Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Catalonia (Spain). Preprints 2020, 2020100308 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0308.v1).

Abstract

We analyzed the characteristics of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infected children during lock-down period in Catalonia (Spain), and their transmission role within the households. Among 295 traced household contacts of 89 pediatric patients, children were classified as final index cases in only 3.4% of the traced homes.

Subject Areas

SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; children; household; contact tracing

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