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Covid-19: Children have specialised cells in their immune systems that target the virus

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Many children infected with SARS-CoV-2 tend to have a milder form of the disease compared to adults, and about a third of children who contract the virus are asymptomatic

Existing evidence also suggests that children are less likely to become infected with the virus, adding to researchers' curiosity about how children's bodies respond to Covid-19.

A recent study compared the immune response of children to SARS-CoV-2, and compared it to the immune response of adults and found that children have specialised immune mechanisms that target the virus.

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