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Smart thermometer–based participatory surveillance to discern the role of children in household viral transmission during pandemic

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study using smart thermometers to measure within-household transmission at a national scale, researchers discerned an important role for children in the spread of viral infection within households during the COVID-19 pandemic, heightened when schools were in session, supporting a role for school attendance in COVID-19 spread. 

Authors: Kenneth D. Mandl, M.D., M.P.H., of Boston Children’s Hospital, is the corresponding author. 

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