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Can children get COVID-19?

Yes. Children can catch the virus which causes COVID-19. However, children are no more likely to get COVID-19 than adults, and when they do catch it, they typically have mild symptoms, and many have no symptoms at all.

It is not clear whether children are less likely to catch the virus. Since they often have milder symptoms than adults, it may be that their cases are just less likely to be detected. Data from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported fewer infections in teenagers and children than in older people. This same pattern was seen during the 2002-2003 outbreaks of SARS coronavirus, a virus that is closely related to the COVID-19 virus.

Source: The Conversation

Drafted: 13 March 2020