A Well Infant With Coronavirus Disease 2019 With High Viral Load

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 28;71(15):847-849. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa201.

Abstract

A well 6-month-old infant with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had persistently positive nasopharyngeal swabs up to day 16 of admission. This case highlights the difficulties in establishing the true incidence of COVID-19, as asymptomatic individuals can excrete the virus. These patients may play important roles in human-to-human transmission in the community.

Keywords: 2019 novel coronavirus; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; infant.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus / pathogenicity
  • Coronavirus Infections / transmission*
  • Coronavirus Infections / virology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / transmission*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / virology*
  • Serologic Tests / methods
  • Singapore
  • Viral Load / methods

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2