Study: Respiratory viruses tend to infect young children before adults

PROVIDENCE – Some types of respiratory viruses, including human coronaviruses, may infect young children before moving to older people, according to a recently published study co-authored by a Rhode Island Hospital epidemiologist. Dr. Leonard A. Mermel, medical director of epidemiology and infection control at Rhode Island Hospital, along with Dr. Young June Choe and Dr.…

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