Increasing infection rates and emotional distress among children in Montreal

Dr. Kate Zinszer (Université de Montréal) and her EnCORE study team have released preliminary results based on data collected from an online questionnaire that parents filled out including updates on children’s behaviour and emotional health, as well as many parental concerns. Most parents believed that vaccines will help stop the spread of COVID-19 and [...]

2021-06-08T17:36:27-04:00June 8, 2021|Pediatrics|

Preliminary results suggest nearly 6% of Montreal children tested from October to April had antibodies to SARS-CoV-2

Preliminary results from a study underway in Montreal shed important light on the extent to which 2 to 17 years-old have had COVID-19 between last October 2020 and this April 2021. As an overall average, 5.8% of participating children were found to have antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

2021-05-17T21:43:27-04:00May 18, 2021|Media Releases, Pediatrics|

Montreal pediatric study releases preliminary results: infection rates increasing among children, parents eager to get their children vaccinated

Dr. Kate Zinszer, from the Université de Montréal, and her EnCORE study team have released interim non-peer reviewed results suggesting a marked increase in seroprevalence among Montreal children aged 2-17 years-old in recent months. They found that 3.3% of participants had antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in October-November 2020, whereas 8.9% had antibodies between February-April 2021, [...]

2021-05-18T15:16:51-04:00May 18, 2021|Pediatrics|

Study finds few youths on the West Island and in the Plateau have had diagnosed cases of COVID-19, but mental health is an issue

Preliminary results from a study underway in Montreal suggest 41% of 1,000 children surveyed so far, largely based on participants from the West Island and the Plateau, have gone to get tested to see if they were infected at the time with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of those, 99% tested negative. In this surveyed group, children from 10 households also had family members test positive for SARS-CoV-2, yet only one child from these households tested positive.

2021-02-25T17:15:52-05:00December 14, 2020|Media Releases, Pediatrics|
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