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