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Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Feb 28. pii: ciaa201. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa201. [Epub ahead of print]

A Well Infant with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with High Viral Load.

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1
Infectious Disease Service, Department of Pediatrics, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore.
2
National Public Health Laboratory, National Centre for Infectious Disease, Singapore.
3
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore.

Abstract

A well 6-month-old infant with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had persistently positive nasopharyngeal swabs to day 16 of admission. This case highlights the difficulties in establishing the true incidence of COVID-19 as asymptomatic individuals can excrete the virus. These patients may play important roles in human-to-human transmission in the community.

KEYWORDS:

2019 novel coronavirus; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; infant

PMID:
32112082
DOI:
10.1093/cid/ciaa201

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