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SARS-CoV-2 was circulating in Italy before China recognized its existence – News-Medical.Net

This study, published in the Tumori Journal, sheds light on the possibility that the virus had been spreading in Italy well before the outbreak was officially reported…

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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic first emerged in Wuhan City, China, in late December 2019. From there, it has spread to 191 countries and territories, infecting over 55.5 million people worldwide.
The emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is thought to be tied to a wet market in Wuhan. But now, new evidence from Italy suggests that the virus may have been lingering around even before December 2019.
The Italian team of scientists found severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)…

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