"This investigation adds to the body of evidence demonstrating that children of all ages are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and, contrary to early reports, might play an important role in transmission", Szablewski and colleagues wrote.
The camp followed disinfecting rules and required staff to wear masks, but campers didn't have to wear face coverings.
The report said a teenage staff member developed chills on the evening of June 22 and left the camp the following day.
Settings, like multi-day, overnight summer camps, pose a unique challenge when it comes to preventing the spread of infectious diseases considering the amount of time campers and staff members spend in close proximity. In addition, due to the fact Ga expert a soar in covid-19 transmission in excess of the summer season, some campers may have caught the virus prior to arriving.
The Africa CDC, a specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union (AU) Commission in its latest situation update issued on Friday, said that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the continent rose from 891,199 on Thursday to 908,931 as of Friday registering 17, 732 new positive cases during the stated period.
Today's MMWR on SARS-CoV-2 transmission at an overnight camp in Georgia found efficient spread of the virus among campers and staff while noting key steps to minimize the risk for SARS-CoV-2 introduction and transmission in camps were not strictly followed. Researchers also found children under age 5 may have far more SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleic acid in their noses than adults, which raises questions about their ability to transmit the virus. The staff member tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Campers were a median age of 12, and 53% were girls, while staff members were a median age of 17, and 59% were girls. After excluding out-of-state attendees, researchers examined data from 597 Georgia residents at the camp. They tested positive for Covid-19, and the camp began sending kids home on June 24.
Of the 344 available testing results, 76% were positive for SARS-CoV-2.
"Correct and steady use of cloth masks, demanding cleaning and sanitizing, social distancing, and repeated hand-washing procedures, which are proposed in CDC's lately produced advice to reopen America's faculties, are vital to reduce transmission of the virus in settings involving kids and are our best instruments to stop covid-19", the statement study. Knowledge about indications was obtainable for only 136 sufferers: About a quarter, or 36 folks, described no signs and symptoms A hundred youngsters and employees (74 %) reported indications, together with fever (65 percent), headache (61 per cent) and sore throat (46 p.c).
"An ongoing investigation will further characterize specific exposures associated with infection, illness course, and any secondary transmission to household members", the group added.