Epidemiology of COVID-19 Among Children in China
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- DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0702
- Journal: Pediatrics
- Citation: Dong Y, Mo X, Hu Y, et al. Epidemiological characteristics of 2143 pediatric patients with 2019 coronavirus disease in China.
- Pediatrics. 2020; doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-0702
This study examined the epidemiological characteristics and transmission patterns of 2143 pediatric patients with COVID-19, using a retrospective analytical approach.
What’s Known on This Subject
A growing number of studies have focused on 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since its outbreak, but few data are available on epidemiological features and transmission patterns of children with COVID-19.
What This Study Adds
Children at all ages were susceptible to COVID-19, but no significant gender difference was found. Clinical manifestations of pediatric patients were generally less severe than those of adults’ patients. However, young children, particularly infants, were vulnerable to 2019-nCoV infection.