LYON, France– A 9-year-old who contracted COVID-19 in eastern France did not pass the virus on to any other pupils at 3 ski-schools, according to new research that suggests infants are not big spreaders of the disease.
The child was infected in France’s Haute-Savoie region in among the first coronavirus clusters in the country, which saw 12 individuals capture the illness after a British male returned from Singapore and went on a ski holiday.
A study published this month in the United States journal Medical Contagious Illness took a look at the case of the child, who continued to go to three ski clubs while unconsciously contaminated.
Through rapid intervention by health authorities, it was determined that the child, who just showed mild symptoms, came into contact with 172 individuals while ill.
All of those were put in quarantine as a precaution, but none of them contracted COVID-19, not even the child’s two brother or sisters.
By contrast, 64 percent of those contacts checked favorable for other seasonal health problems such as flu.
Authors of the research study stated that the case of the kid could “recommend that kids might not be a crucial source of transmissions of this novel virus.”.
” One child, co-infected with other respiratory infections, attended three schools while symptomatic, but did not transmit the infection, recommending potential various transmission dynamics in children,” Kostas Danis, an epidemiologist at Public Health France, and lead study author, informed AFP.
While coronavirus infections in children appear to be mainly mild, it is thought that they may can spreading out the illness to older individuals at higher risk of serious health problem.
Dozens of nations have closed schools as they attempt to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.