Wuhan resident Chen, which one 8 December 2019 of the year was diagnosed with the covid-19 coronavirus, informed the WHO mission, that his parents were shopping at the local grocery market, newspaper reports.
World Health Organization experts (TRAIN) testing a version of the possibility of the appearance of coronavirus in another food market in Wuhan.
On Friday, The Wall Street Journal, citing sources said, that there is no connection between patient zero and the Huanan market, believed to be the epicenter of the first covid-19 outbreak, not installed.
Wuhan resident Chen, which one 8 December 2019 of the year was diagnosed with coronavirus, informed the WHO mission, that his parents were shopping at another local food market, newspaper reports.
This incident led WHO experts to the conclusion, what a virus, possibly, first transmitted from animal to human earlier than expected, and spread in Wuhan even before the Huanan market epidemic.
It should be noted, that the coronavirus tests of the parents of patient zero were negative, but it is not known for sure, when were they done and whether an antibody test was performed.
WHO experts intend to determine the exact location of this market, and also find out, is there a connection between it and other cases of the covid-19 coronavirus, identified in Wuhan in December 2019 of the year.
The WHO mission, in collaboration with Chinese colleagues, has already identified, that some of 174 cases, registered during this period, linked to other Wuhan shopping sites, but their names haven’t been released yet.
Head of the WHO International Expert Group, visiting China, zoonotic infection specialist (transmitted to humans from animals) and food safety Peter Ben Embarek told the newspaper, that after the visit to Wuhan, the group will continue to study the first cases of infection. In the coming days, WHO experts plan to publish recommendations for further study of the origin of coronavirus.
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