Hunt for Italy’s coronavirus patient zero finds a case in November 2019

//Hunt for Italy’s coronavirus patient zero finds a case in November 2019

Hunt for Italy’s coronavirus patient zero finds a case in November 2019

A young woman who visited a Milan hospital with a rash on her arms in November 2019 could be the earliest confirmed case of Covid-19 in Italy, according to a re-examination of sample materials collected at the time.Raffaele Gianotti, a dermatopathologist with the University of Milan, said Sars-CoV-2 – the virus which causes Covid-19 – had been found in the 25-year-old woman’s preserved skin tissue. She was misdiagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder, but could now be Italy’s “patient zero”…

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