Aim: To detect the frequency of confirmed corona infection (covid-19) in children in affected families in Gujrat.
Study design; cross sectional study.
Place and duration of study: This study was conducted from January 2020 to 10 June 2020 at Gujrat Pakistan.
Methods: Total 214 children were included in the study from 141 families in which at least one family member was confirmed positive for corona virus infection (COVID-19). This study was started in the beginning of year 2020 but in Gujrat first positive case was reported in March 2020. First of all a family was decided where a confirmed positive case was there. This particular family was included and decided for testing if there was abroad travelling history within 14 days or there was a contact with a confirmed positive patient for corona infection (COVID-19).
Results: Total 214 children were included from January 2020 to June 2020. Out of total 214 children, 78 children were positive for (COVID-19) corona infection. Out of 78 (COVID-19) corona infection positive children, 46(58.97%) were female children whereas 32(41.02%) were male children. 37 children (47.44%) were from 1 to 6 years of age whereas 41 (52.56%) were 7-15 years of age.
Conclusions: Children can acquire corona virus infection (COVID-19) from adults. Though the severity of corona virus infection (COVID-19) is mild in children, in spite of all this the children should not come in contact with positive person for corona virus infection (COVID-19).
Keywords: COVID-19, affected family, contact with positive patients