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Risk of COVID-19 infection in undernourished patients (children)

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Mary Kimani

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27 Mar 2020, 12:39

Dear team,

Are children with undernutrition at higher risk of being infected with COVID-19? What has been the experience?


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16 Apr 2020, 10:50

Dear Mary,

Although I don't think there is as yet a clear answer to your question, UNICEF and the Global Nutrition Cluster have recently released a joint statement on this issue, which can be found here:

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