|Author: Jiaqiang Liao, Shibing Fan, Jing Chen, Jianglin Wu, Shunqing Xu, Yuming Guo, Chunhui Li, Xianxiang Zhang, Chuansha Wu, Huaming Mou, Chenxi Song, Feng Li, Guicheng Wu, Jingjing Zhang, Lian Guo, Huawen Liu, Jinglong Lv, Lixin Xu, Chunhui Lang|
í˝ Adolescents and young adults are more involved in frequent social-activity, overseas studying, and international working or tourism, which make them to be susceptible to worldwide spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
í˝ Adolescent and younger patients of COVID-19 had a median incubation period of 8 days and 50% of their family contacts could develop illness within 1.4 days after exposure.
í˝ Three asymptomatic patients have infected their family contacts.
í˝ Few adolescent and young adult patients showed severe clinical signs and symptoms such as bacterial pneumonia changes by Chest CT findings, fever, and shortness of breath.
í˝ Most adolescent and young adult patients had better prognosis outcomes after treatment.
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Liao, J., Fan, S., Chen, J., Wu, J., Xu, S., Guo, Y., Li, C., Zhang, X., Wu, C., Mou, H., Song, C., Li, F., Wu, G., Zhang, J., Guo, L., Liu, H., Lv, J., Xu, L. and Lang, C. Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 in Adolescents and Young Adults. The Innovation 1 (1), 100001 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.xinn.2020.04.001
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