Dr. Piush Mandhane, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

The incidence of COVID-19 in children, defined by RT-PCR, is relatively low. Paediatric SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity studies may better estimate a history of COVID-19 in children and thus facilitate understanding of transmission risk factors. We present the interim results from the Alberta Serology project examining predictors of being likely seropositive, mask use in children, and duration of seropositivity in children after having COVID-19.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize factors associated with seropositivity in school-age children;
  • Review the epidemiology of mask use in children; and
  • Describe duration of seropositivity in children after having COVID-19.

CanMEDs Competencies addressed:
Collaborator, Medical Expert