Brief Reports: PDF OnlyThe Role of Children in the Dynamics of Intra Family Coronavirus 2019 Spread in Densely Populated AreaSomekh, Eli MD*,†; Gleyzer, Alexadra MD*; Heller, Eli MD‡; Lopian, Miriam MD†,§; Kashani-Ligumski, Lior MD†,§; Czeiger, Shelly MD§; Schindler, Yehudit PhD¶; Lessing, Joseph. B. MD†,§; Stein, Michal MD‖,**Author Information From the *Department of Pediatrics, Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak †Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University ‡Maccabi Health Services §Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center ¶Laboratory of Microbioloby, Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Centre, Bnei Brak ‖Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera **Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. Accepted for publication May 10, 2020. Address for correspondence: Eli Somekh, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, Israel. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: June 1, 2020 - Volume Online First - Issue - doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002783 Free PAP Metrics Abstract We examined the dynamics of coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) transmission within families. Our investigation demonstrated significantly lower rates of Covid-19 positivity in children compared with adults residing in the same household. Children of 5–17 years of age were 61% and children of 0–4 years of age were 47% less likely to have positive polymerase chain reaction results compared with adults residing in the same household. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.