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Children Less Infectious Than Adults Infected with COVID-19

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Children may not be as infectious in spreading COVID-19 to others as previously thought, according to new University of Manitoba-led research in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal.

“Our findings have important public health and clinical implications,” writes principal investigator Dr. Jared Bullard, associate professor, pediatrics/child health and medical microbiology/infectious diseases, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba and associate medical director, Cadham Provincial Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “If younger children are less capable of transmitting infectious viruses, child daycare, in-person school, and cautious extracurricular activities may be safe to continue, with appropriate precautions in place ...