The first recorded case of a new type of coronavirus came from a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
The first infected person was a saleswoman from this market and not an accountant who had nothing to do with the market as was originally expected. A US study published in the scientific journal Science on Thursday reported, Reuters reported.
The case of the accountant, who was believed to be the first person to contract the virus, contributed significantly to speculation that the coronavirus escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan. However, the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus remains mysterious, and it is one of the causes of tension between China and the United States.
However, according to a new study published Thursday, the first infected person was not mentioned as an accountant. He stated that the first symptoms of COVID-19 appeared on December 16, a few days later than originally expected. The confusion surfaced over the time when the accountant’s first symptoms caused a dental problem that appeared on December 8th.
He added, “His symptoms did not appear until several cases appeared in the market in Wuhan. The first known case (coronavirus infection) was a seafood saleswoman who broke out on December 11,” said Michael Worby, a professor of the study at the University of Arizona.
Symptomatic cases from the market
According to Worobey, the first known cases of asymptomatic COVID-19 are linked to the market in Wuchan, especially in its western part, where cages and teddy bears are kept in cages. These results can be taken as evidence of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic from this market, Reuters writes.
A study conducted by China earlier this year in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) ruled out the theory that the Corona virus had leaked from the laboratory, indicating that it was possible that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was transmitted to humans from bats through another animal. . However, according to this study, more research is needed.
However, the World Health Organization last month proposed members of a new team of experts to re-examine the origins of the coronavirus, Reuters reported.
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