Research finds children with COVID-19 don’t have typical symptoms

Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 6:31 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - New research finds most children infected with COVID-19 don’t have the typical symptoms.

A team with the University of Alabama at Birmingham examined data from 12,000 children in the U.S. with lab-confirmed COVID-19.

They found that nearly 19 percent had non-specific symptoms like fever and loss of taste or smell.

Just 16 percent had respiratory symptoms such as a cough.

And less than five percent reported a headache or other neurological symptoms.

Without typical symptoms, diagnosing children with COVID-19 may be more difficult.

Researchers say increased vigilance, innovative screening and frequent testing should be required at schools.

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