Scientific research by the University of Milan in Italy revealed that a new type of coronavirus (Covid-2019) was found in a skin biopsy from a young woman in November 19. This research showed that Covid-19, also known as "SARS-CoV-21", was in circulation in the country months before February 2020, 2, when the first Covid-19 case was recorded in the country.
The research team, coordinated by Raffaele Gianotti at the University of Milan, detected Covid-2019 in a biopsy taken from a 25-year-old female patient for atypical dermatitis in November 19, with subsequent immunohistochemical study and RNA-FISH analysis. It was reported that this patient had no systemic symptoms, presented with a skin lesion and was the first case whose Covid-19 positivity was determined by two different methods in biopsy. It has been stated that there is a 19% to 5% chance of skin pathologies in Covid-10 patients. The results of the study in question were published in the "British Journal of Dermatology".
Previous studies pointed to the same period
In another study of the University of Milan published last month in the journal "Emerging Infectious Diseases", it was understood that the swab sample taken from a 4-year-old boy living near Milan was 100 percent compatible with the early type of the virus that broke out in Wuhan, China.
In another study previously conducted in Italy, it was announced that traces of Covid-2019 were found in the wastewater samples taken from the sewers of the cities of Milan and Turin in December 19. The Covid-19 outbreak affected Italy the most in the first wave after China, where it appeared. 21 thousand 79 people have died since February 203, when the epidemic officially started in Italy.
Source: China International Radio