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Research Letter / February 14, 2020
Novel Coronavirus Infection in Hospitalized Infants Under 1 Year of Age in China
Min Wei, MD1; Jingping Yuan, MD, PhD1; Yu Liu, PhD2; Tao Fu, PhD1; Xue Yu, MS3; Zhi-Jiang Zhang, MD, PhD3
Author Affiliations: 1 Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China; 2 School of Management, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan, China; 3 School of Health Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
JAMA. Published online February 14, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2131
Since December 8, 2019, an epidemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly.1 As of February 6, 2020, China reported 31 211 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 637 fatalities. Previous studies suggest that COVID-19 is more likely to infect older adult men, particularly those with chronic comorbidities.2-4 Few infections in children have been reported. We identified all infected infants in China and described demographic, epidemiologic, and clinical features.
Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Deputy Editor.
Corresponding Author: Zhi-Jiang Zhang, MD, PhD, Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Wuhan University, No. 185 Donghu Rd, Wuhan 430071, China (email@example.com).
Published Online: February 14, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2131
Author Contributions: Dr Zhang had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Drs Wei, Yuan, and Liu contributed equally.
Concept and design: Zhang.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Wei, Yuan, Liu, Fu, Yu, Zhang.
Drafting of the manuscript: Wei, Zhang.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Yuan, Liu, Fu, Yu, Zhang.
Statistical analysis: Liu, Yu, Zhang.
Obtained funding: Zhang.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Zhang.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant 81641123) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (grant 2042017kf0193).
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: We thank all patients involved in the study.
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Pediatrics; China.