The researchers say the findings suggest children may be infected by COVID-19 through the digestive tract rather than the respiratory tract.
Dr Webin Li who led the study said: “Most children are only mildly affected by COVID-19 and the few severe cases often have underlying health issues.
“It is easy to miss its diagnosis in the early stage, when a child has non-respiratory symptoms or suffers from another illness.
“Based on our experience of dealing with Covid-19, in regions where this virus is epidemic, children suffering from digestive tract symptoms, especially with fever and/or a history of exposure to this disease, should be suspected of being infected with this virus.”
Published at Wed, 13 May 2020 11:10:00 +0000