We identified severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 RNA in an oropharyngeal swab specimen collected from a child with suspected measles in early December 2019, ≈3 months before the first identified coronavirus disease case in Italy. This finding expands our knowledge on timing and mapping of novel coronavirus transmission pathways.

Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in an Oropharyngeal Swab Specimen, Milan, Italy, Early December 2019 / A. Amendola, S. Bianchi, M. Gori, D. Colzani, M. Canuti, E. Borghi, M. Raviglione, G. Zuccotti, E. Tanzi. - In: EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 1080-6040. - 27:2(2021 Feb), pp. 648-650. [10.3201/eid2702.204632]

Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in an Oropharyngeal Swab Specimen, Milan, Italy, Early December 2019

A. Amendola
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S. Bianchi
Co-primo
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M. Gori
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D. Colzani;M. Canuti;E. Borghi;M. Raviglione;G. Zuccotti
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E. Tanzi
Ultimo
2021-02

Abstract

We identified severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 RNA in an oropharyngeal swab specimen collected from a child with suspected measles in early December 2019, ≈3 months before the first identified coronavirus disease case in Italy. This finding expands our knowledge on timing and mapping of novel coronavirus transmission pathways.
COVID-19; Italy; Milan; SARS-CoV-2; SARS-CoV-2 RNA; coronavirus disease; oropharyngeal swab; respiratory infections; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; skin manifestations; viruses; zoonoses.
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Settore MED/07 - Microbiologia e Microbiologia Clinica
Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica
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