New Study: Asymptomatic Children Can Be COVID-19 Carriers For Weeks

While the study gives insights into the possible role of children in spreading the infection, doctors maintain they can’t be termed as potential super-spreaders.

Raghav N

August 31, 2020

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A new study has discovered that asymptomatic children can carry the Coronavirus for weeks and unknowingly spread it to others. The research was conducted in South Korea by the doctors of the National Children’s Hospital in Washington DC, United States of America.

It was found that while 22% children develop no symptoms during their infection phase, 20% began as asymptomatic but eventually developed some symptoms. The remaining 58% kids were asymptomatic throughout the course of their observation.

This revelation comes at a time when schools around the world are hoping to reopen and have their students back in class.

While the study gives insights into the possible role of children in spreading the infection, doctors maintain that the young ones can’t be termed as potential super-spreaders. The medical team further added that children also tend to have lesser social interaction as compared to adults.

As the world awaits a vaccine against the virus, another study recently found that the COVID-19 virus is capable of mutating itself every 15 days. Considering this, it becomes debatable if the nature of the disease will be the same by the time its immunisation hits the market.

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