Children with COVID-19 can have virus, antibodies simultaneously – study – The Jerusalem Post

Possessing antibodies against the coronavirus may not be a guarantee that a patient is free of the virus and, by extension, not contagious. A new scientific study published Thursday showed that young patients are able to possess antibodies while still being contagious carriers, Medicalxpress reported.

The discovery, published in the academic publication Journal of Pediatrics by researchers at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, adds a further layer of complexity into treating COVID-19 in pediatric patients. In particular, it rewrites established understanding of detecting whether a patient is still contagious, which is typically done through testing for antibodies.

Source: Children with COVID-19 can have virus, antibodies simultaneously – study – The Jerusalem Post