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Can I get COVID-19 from children and adolescents?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), anyone regardless of age can catch COVID-19, which means that your children or grandchildren who are going back to school can get infected.

Young children and adolescents can spread COVID-19 to other people, whether they exhibit symptoms or do not feel ill at all.

It is important to know that the virus can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth. These droplets can spread when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, or speaks.

You can catch COVID-19 when these droplets are inhaled or transmitted from your hands touching surfaces and then rubbing your eyes or touching your nose or mouth.

Source: WHO

See also: CDC issues updated guidelines for people who test positive for Covid-19

This article was written and edited by the Tayo editorial desk and has been reviewed by an independent panel of subject matter experts.

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