Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

September 22, 2020

Nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV2 Viral Loads in Young Children Do Not Differ Significantly from Those in Older Children and Adults

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  • [Pre-print, not peer-reviewed] A multicenter investigation of >5,000 patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection found no significant difference in the amount of viral nucleic acid in nasopharyngeal swabs between young children and adults. Viral loads were comparable between children under 5, older children, and adults.

Madera et al. (Sept 22, 2020). Nasopharyngeal SARS-CoV2 Viral Loads in Young Children Do Not Differ Significantly from Those in Older Children and Adults. Pre-print downloaded Sept 22 from https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.17.20192245