New Delhi,, Aug. 1 -- Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) rarely sickens children, and when it does, it usually causes mild disease. But a new study indicates that infected children with mild and moderate disease carry as much virus as adults, sparking debate on whether they can potentially spread infection as easily as adults.

New research shows that infected children have as much coronavirus in their nose and throats as adults, with children younger with than five with mild symptoms having 100 times more virus than adults, according to results of tests that measured genetic material of the new coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) in the nose and throat swabs of children with mild to moderate Covid-19.

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