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2022 Jul 08

Pediatr Infect Dis J

SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Icelandic Children: Close Follow-Up of All Confirmed Cases in a Nationwide Study.


Thors V, Bjornsdottir KL, Love T, Haraldsson A
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2022 Jul 08.
PMID: 35797713.


Children are less likely to acquire SARS-CoV-2 infections than adults and when infected, usually have milder disease. True infection and complication rates are, however, difficult to ascertain. In Iceland, a strict test, trace and isolate policy was maintained from the start of the pandemic and offers more accurate information of the number of truly infected children in a nationwide study.