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Children May Be Asymptomatic Carriers of the Novel Coronavirus


A new article in the American Journal of Infection Control asserts that asymptomatic children with COVID-19 could serve as significant sources of transmission for the virus, and that healthcare professionals who treat children, such as pediatric dentists and dental hygienists working in pediatric settings, may be at high risk for infection. Published May 25, the article provides the following key takeaways:

  • Large numbers of asymptomatic children may increase the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission.
  • Healthcare professionals in pediatric settings are at high risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus.
  • Transmission prevention is dependent on stringent infection control measures.
  • Paramount to effective infection control protocol is the effective use of personal protective equipment.

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