Clinical and genotypic characteristics of patients diagnosed with SARS CoV-2 in children at a hospital in Ecuador.

Leader: Daniel Garzón, PhD (Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, COCSA)

USFQ Participants:

Ana Cristina Aguilar (Professor of Embryology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Health Sciences, COCSA)

External Participants:

Jorge Reyes

IESS Quito Sur Hospital team

The research describes the course of the disease in children and genotypes

USFQ Faculty: Health Sciences, COCSA

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Ecuador confirms first case of COVID-19 reinfection

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On the 24th of may, “Día a Día” TV-program featured an extensive report titled «The Novel Coronavirus Genome.” This report is a work of investigative journalism that addresses the importance of analyzing the genetics of this virus, its origin, and changes. The report includes commentary from the following USFQ professors: Paúl Cardenas, Institute of Microbiology,…