Study finds, Epidemiological and Virological Characteristics
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A Study was conducted to investigate the impact of protective measures and isolation on respiratory tract infections in children during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Data on outpatient visits and respiratory infection visits were collected from electronic healthcare records, and respiratory virus tests (adenovirus (ADV), influenza A (FluA), influenza B (FluB), and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)) were compared to those in 2018 and 2019 over the same time periods.

Results:
It was observed that outpatient visits in January, 2020 was comparable with those in 2018 and 2019, but decreased by 59.9% and 57.4% respectively during the period of February-April, 2020, as compared with the same periods in 2018 and 2019.

--The total number of respiratory tract infections from January to April 2020 decreased by 65.7% and 59.0%, respectively compared with the same periods in 2018 and 2019.

--The proportion of respiratory tract infections during the outbreak also dropped compared with the same periods in 2018 and 2019.

--Researchers also found significantly decreased number of completed tests for respiratory viruses and positive cases of ADV, FluA, FluB, and RSV during February-April, 2020.

Conclusively, Outpatient visits and respiratory tract infections in Children significantly decreased during COVID-19 outbreak. Adequate protective measures and isolation in children may help to prevent respiratory virus infections in children.

Source: https://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12887-021-02654-8
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