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Minimal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from paediatric COVID-19 cases in primary schools, Norway, August to November 2020.
Euro Surveill. 2021 01; 26(1)ES

Abstract

An intense debate on school closures to control the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing in Europe. We prospectively examined transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from confirmed paediatric cases in Norwegian primary schools between August and November 2020. All in-school contacts were systematically tested twice during their quarantine period. With preventive measures implemented in schools, we found minimal child-to-child (0.9%, 2/234) and child-to-adult (1.7%, 1/58) transmission, supporting that under 14 year olds are not the drivers of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.

Authors+Show Affiliations

European Programme for Public Health Microbiology Training (EUPHEM), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden. Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33413743

Citation

Brandal, Lin T., et al. "Minimal Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 From Paediatric COVID-19 Cases in Primary Schools, Norway, August to November 2020." Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, vol. 26, no. 1, 2021.
Brandal LT, Ofitserova TS, Meijerink H, et al. Minimal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from paediatric COVID-19 cases in primary schools, Norway, August to November 2020. Euro Surveill. 2021;26(1).
Brandal, L. T., Ofitserova, T. S., Meijerink, H., Rykkvin, R., Lund, H. M., Hungnes, O., Greve-Isdahl, M., Bragstad, K., Nygård, K., & Winje, B. A. (2021). Minimal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from paediatric COVID-19 cases in primary schools, Norway, August to November 2020. Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, 26(1). https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.26.1.2002011
Brandal LT, et al. Minimal Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 From Paediatric COVID-19 Cases in Primary Schools, Norway, August to November 2020. Euro Surveill. 2021;26(1) PubMed PMID: 33413743.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Minimal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from paediatric COVID-19 cases in primary schools, Norway, August to November 2020. AU - Brandal,Lin T, AU - Ofitserova,Trine S, AU - Meijerink,Hinta, AU - Rykkvin,Rikard, AU - Lund,Hilde M, AU - Hungnes,Olav, AU - Greve-Isdahl,Margrethe, AU - Bragstad,Karoline, AU - Nygård,Karin, AU - Winje,Brita A, PY - 2021/1/8/entrez PY - 2021/1/9/pubmed PY - 2021/1/26/medline KW - COVID-19 KW - SARS-CoV-2 KW - children 5–13 years KW - school KW - school-related contacts KW - transmission JF - Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin JO - Euro Surveill VL - 26 IS - 1 N2 - An intense debate on school closures to control the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing in Europe. We prospectively examined transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from confirmed paediatric cases in Norwegian primary schools between August and November 2020. All in-school contacts were systematically tested twice during their quarantine period. With preventive measures implemented in schools, we found minimal child-to-child (0.9%, 2/234) and child-to-adult (1.7%, 1/58) transmission, supporting that under 14 year olds are not the drivers of SARS-CoV-2 transmission. SN - 1560-7917 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/33413743/Minimal_transmission_of_SARS_CoV_2_from_paediatric_COVID_19_cases_in_primary_schools_Norway_August_to_November_2020_ L2 - http://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.26.1.2002011 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -