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Comparison of symptoms associated with SARS-CoV-2 variants among children in Canada

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: The findings of this study of 1,440 children in Canada with SARS-CoV-2 infection suggest that although the characteristics of presenting symptoms have changed as the SARS-CoV-2 virus has evolved, the proportions of infected children experiencing undesirable outcomes has remained stable.

Authors: Stephen B. Freedman, M.D.C.M., M.Sc., of the University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada, is the corresponding author. 

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