She’s 13, and the Source of a Family’s Covid-19 Outbreak – The New York Times

Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the health departments of four states — Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts and Rhode Island — described a 13-year-old girl who became infected with the coronavirus just before a three-week family gathering. Eleven other relatives, including her mother, her father, two brothers and two grandparents, also became infected.

“This outbreak highlights several important issues,” wrote the authors, led by Dr. Noah G. Schwartz of the C.D.C., in the article, which was published on Monday. “First, children and adolescents can serve as the source for Covid-19 outbreaks within families, even when their symptoms are mild.”

Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the health departments of four states — Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts and Rhode Island — described a 13-year-old girl who became infected with the coronavirus just before a three-week family gathering. Eleven other relatives, including her mother, her father, two brothers and two grandparents, also became infected. “This outbreak highlights several important issues,” wrote the authors, led by Dr. Noah G. Schwartz of the C.D.C., in the article, which was published on Monday. “First, children and adolescents can serve as the source for Covid-19 outbreaks within families, even when their symptoms are mild.”