SARS-CoV-2 detection in patients with influenza-like illness.
Nat Microbiol. 2020 Apr 07;:
Authors: Kong WH, Li Y, Peng MW, Kong DG, Yang XB, Wang L, Liu MQ
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was first reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in late December 2019. We re-analysed 640 throat swabs collected from patients in Wuhan with influenza-like-illness from 6 October 2019 to 21 January 2020 and found that 9 of the 640 throat swabs were positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA by quantitative PCR, suggesting community transmission of SARS-CoV2 in Wuhan in early January 2020.
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