COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Like adults, children who have COVID-19 can experience a range of symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, diarrhea, headache, and loss of smell or taste. Although most children with COVID-19 recover, others can become severely ill or even die. Research into COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and effects on health and society is ongoing. Please check this page regularly for updates.
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Have you recently been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have a child under the age of 18 living in your household? You and your child may be able to participate in a study that is looking at how COVID-19 infections spread in people living in the same house. You will be asked to swab your child's nose with a provided swab up to 2 times and complete a symptom diary. Compensation is provided.
Loss of Smell after COVID Study – Ages 6-17
Has your child (ages 6-17) lost their sense of smell? Could it be from COVID-19 infection? Your child may be able to participate in a study that is looking at the effects of smell retraining therapy for those who have lost their sense of smell due to COVID-19 infection. This study involves up to 4 visits over one year and being randomly assigned to one of two treatments for loss of smell.