Estimated SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence Among Persons Aged <18 Years — Mississippi, May–September 2020 | MMWR
Chez les moins de 18 ans le nombre de sujets séropositifs au #sars-cov2 est beaucoup plus important que celui des sujets PCR positif.
What is already known about the topic?
Serosurveys estimating prior SARS-CoV-2 infections in the United States have focused on adults; little is known about seroprevalence among young persons.
What is added by this report?
Serologic testing of residual blood specimens collected during May–September 2020, from 1,603 persons aged <18 years suggested that approximately 113,842 (16.3%) of 698,420 young persons in Mississippi might have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 by mid-September 2020, and only 8,993 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases among young persons had been reported to the Mississippi State Department of Health by August 31.
What are the implications for public health practice?
Serosurveys including pediatric age groups help estimate cumulative disease incidence and frequency of undiagnosed cases of COVID-19 among young persons to guide prevention efforts.