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Infection with 2019 novel coronavirus extends to infants

Key clinical point: Infants are vulnerable to infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.

Major finding: Nine infants younger than 1 year of age have tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus; all nine had at least one infected family member.

Study details: The data come from a retrospective study of nine Chinese infants aged 28 days to 1 year of age diagnosed with COVID-19.

Disclosures: The study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.

Citation:

Wei M et al. JAMA. 2020 Feb 14. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2131.