Increasing evidence shows children, teens can efficiently transmit COVID-19, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control said there's increasing evidence to suggest children and adolescents can efficiently transmit COVID-19.

They point to an investigation where a 13-year-old was the source of an outbreak at a family gathering.

She had been exposed to a confirmed case before the gathering and tested negative via a rapid antigen test.

The teen then shared a house with 13 relatives, and no one wore masks.

She and ten of her relatives developed COVID-19.

There were six relatives who also visited, but stayed outside and maintained social distance.

They did not contract COVID-19.

The CDC says rapid antigen tests have a lower sensitivity, and people should quarantine for 14 days after a known exposure, regardless of test results.
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