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Children transmit Covid-19 virus at the same level as adults: Study

The Hindu Business Line | 07/03/2021 06:50 PM | Click to read full article

Although the viral loads in children tended to be lower, the difference was not statistically significant. The viral loads were higher in the nose and throat swabs obtained within two days of symptom onset in both adults and children than later samples.

While symptomatic children showed a slightly higher viral load than asymptomatic children. In adults, there was a marked increase in viral loads in symptomatic cases than in adults with no symptoms.