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Kids can get coronavirus, but cases are less severe than adult's

Relatively mild symptoms make it difficult to detect COVID-19 in children

Some studies showed that only about 5% of coronavirus infections in children are severe.   © Reuters

Are kids immune to the new coronavirus? The short answer is no, but most infected children experience relatively mild symptoms that differ from those observed in adults, scientists say.

Several studies showed that children tend to have longer incubation and virus-shedding periods than adults. Family cluster infection is the major cause of cases in children, which can trigger community outbreaks if not identified in time, researchers warned.

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