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Children may not have fever or cough when sick with COVID-19

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A new report on preliminary findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that pediatric cases of COVID-19 may not develop the hallmark symptoms of infection such as cough and fever.

A new report on preliminary findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that pediatric cases of COVID-19 may not develop the hallmark symptoms of infection such as cough and fever.

The study found that fewer children showed signs of fever and cough than adults aged 18 to 64 years who had been diagnosed with the disease. The research also found that fewer children were hospitalized than adults.

Researchers said that the preventive measures currently being undertaken should continue to prevent transmission.

For more on the research, see coverage from our sister publication Drug Topics.

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Tina Tan, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS, editor in chief, Contemporary Pediatrics, professor of pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, pediatric infectious diseases attending, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
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