Official Title
Incidence of Covid-19 in School Children During the Pandemic Period in Nice
Brief Summary

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is causing a global pandemic with high morbidity and mortality among adults and mainly the elderly. Children seem to be little or not affected by this infection. It is estimated that children could be asymptomatic or pauci-symptomatic carriers and thus be vectors of the disease. This is why measures to close schools and confine populations have been decreed in a large number of countries, including France. However, there are only a few data on the prevalence of COVID19 disease in children. The deconfinement strategy depends on data on the prevalence of the disease, especially in children. Investigators propose to evaluate the incidence of Covid-19 in preschool and elementary schools children in the city of Nice (South of France) during the pandemic period using a local prospective study of 914 children

Detailed Description

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is causing a global pandemic with high morbidity and mortality among adults and mainly the elderly. Children seem to be little or not affected by this infection. It is estimated that children could be asymptomatic or pauci-symptomatic carriers and thus be vectors of the disease. However, the role of the children in the spread of COVID-19 injection remains unclear.

Measures to close schools and to confine populations have been decreed in a large number of countries, including France. This decision has been based on epidemiologic data of other viral infections having droplet transmission and on data of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-related coronavirus (MERS-CoV) asymptomatic portage.

Furthermore, there are only a few data on the prevalence of COVID19 disease in children. The deconfinement strategy depends on data on the prevalence of the disease, especially in children.

Therefore, investigators propose to evaluate the incidence of Covid-19 in preschool and elementary schools children in the city of Nice (South of France) during the pandemic period using a local prospective study of 914 children.

This study will start on 11th May 2020, date of school reopening, in order to collect epidemiologic data about Covid-19 carriage among schoolers and to support governmental strategy for the new school year in September 2020.

Not yet recruiting
Infection; Viral, Coronavirus

Diagnostic Test: RT-PCR Covid-19
estimation of the prevalence of positive rt-PCR in school children during the pandemic period
RT-PCR Covid-19

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Age ranging from 3 to 10 years old

- Children attending to school in Nice

- Informed consent

- French insurance subscribed

Exclusion Criteria:

- Refusal to participate from the parents or the child

- Bleeding disorders

Eligibility Gender
All
Eligibility Age
Minimum: 3 Years~Maximum: 10 Years
Countries
France
Contacts

Hervé HAAS, MD
04-92-03-05-79 +33
haas.h@pediatrie-chulenval-nice.fr

Fondation Lenval
NCT Number
Keywords
COVID19
Incidence
School
pandemia
Children
MeSH Terms
Coronavirus Infections
Virus Diseases