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COVID-19 outbreak at a kids' summer camp may be stark warning


JAMA Pediatrics
the National Collaborating Centre for Methods
Tools at McMaster University
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC
The Georgia Department of Public Health
the Georgia Department of Public Health
COVID-19 Response Team
the Epidemic Intelligence Service

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Hamilton
Canada
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Positivity     39.00%   
   Negativity   61.00%
The New York Times
SOURCE: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/covid-19-outbreak-at-a-kids-summer-camp-may-be-stark-warning
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Summary

A recent report about the closure of an overnight summer camp following a large outbreak of COVID-19 raises questions about the extent to which children contribute to the spread of the new coronavirus. They suggest that “young children can potentially be important drivers of SARS-CoV-2 spread in the general population.” However, they do admit that their study did not look at infectious virus.Stay informed with live updates on the current COVID-19 outbreak and visit our coronavirus hub for more advice on prevention and treatment.On the other hand, a rapid review by the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, concluded that “young children are not a major source of transmission.” When children did acquire the virus, the source was more likely to be community spread or an adult in the same household, rather than transmission from one child to another. “These findings demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2 spread efficiently in a youth-centric overnight setting, resulting in high attack rates among persons in all age groups, despite efforts by camp officials to implement most recommended strategies to prevent transmission,” explain the authors of the report.“The multiple measures adopted by the camp were not sufficient to prevent an outbreak in the context of substantial community transmission,” they add.

As said here by Yella Hewings-Martin, Ph.D.