Peculiarities of the epidemiology of coronavirus infection SARS-CoV-2 at the family medicine level

March 22, 2021

A retrospective analysis the case histories of patients from 42 families (59 children aged 2–18 years and 72 parents) with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection was carried out. In the studied contingent of children, the disease proceeded without lung damage with the usual symptom complex of acute respiratory viral infections and did not require inpatient treatment, while 53 adult family members were diagnosed with COVID-associated pneumonia were hospitali­zed. The data obtained may indicate a potentially manifest role of children as a reservoir and the main carrier of SARS-CoV-2 infection in a large city, as evidenced by a wave of disease among parents after 6.08±0.26 days, while the parents showed a pronounced lesion of the bronchopulmonary system. The aggravating effect of bad habits (smoking), the presence of premorbid/polymorbid pathology on the severity clinical picture in adult patients was confirmed. Social distancing during home isolation within the family showed low efficiency, and the high cost of PCR testing had a negative impact on the timing of diagnosis.


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