SARS-COV-2 was already spreading in France in late December 2019 (published paper link here).
Highlights (if you don’t want to read the whole paper): • Covid-19 was already spreading in France in late December 2019, a month before the official first cases in the country.
•One sample was positive taken from a 42 years old manborn in Algeria, who lived in France for many years, and worked as a fishmonger. His last trip was in Algeria during August 2019. One of his child presented with ILI prior to the onset of his symptoms. His medical history consisted in asthma, type II diabetes mellitus. He presented to the emergency ward on December 27 2019 with hemoptysis, cough, headache and fever, evolving for 4 days.
•The absence of a link with China and the lack of recent travel suggest that the disease was already spreading among the French population at the end of December, 2019.
SARS-COV-2 was already spreading in France in late December 2019 Author links open overlay panelADeslandesaVBertiaYTandjaoui-LambotteMDbcChakibAllouiMDaECarbonnelleMD, PhDadJRZaharMD, PhDadSBrichlerMD, PhDaYvesCohenMD, PhDb