Did coronaviruses spread to the United States before February?
A new study suggests that the Los Angeles area had a high number of patients with cough and respiratory illnesses from late February 2019 through the end of February, which raises the question of whether the novel coronovirus caused the epidemic before it began. Had made his way.
In fact, the study’s authors – published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research – suggested coronovirus infection may increase respiratory complaints.
“This is consistent with a growing body of data that suggests there was a community dispersed much earlier than we anticipated,” said study author Joan G. Elmore, a doctor and epidemiologist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California. Los Angeles according to The Washington Post.
- The researchers reviewed outpatient and emergency department reports. He found that the word “cough” was used many times. They then made connections between those patients and those with respiratory failure.
- The next 10 weeks were the beginning of 22 December.
- The number of people with these issues was 50% higher than experts had predicted.
- The study noted that the number of patients with respiratory complaints and illnesses is significantly higher, starting from late December 2019 and continuing until February 2020.
Initial Coronavirus Report
I first wrote about the novel Coronovirus on 6 January. At the time, many Chinese health officials were concerned with a virus that infected dozens of people. Reports were mostly out of Wuhan, China.
- According to a local news from South China, Li Gang, director of the Wuhan Center for Disease Prevention and Control, a local Chinese newspaper, Changjiang Ribao, said that now seems wild. Post.
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But the authors said that there is no way to prove the coronavirus already infected to these patients. Other experts said it is difficult to prove whether coronovirus had an early arrival, too, according to the Washington Post.
- According to Fox News, “we can never know that these additional patients represent the initial and undefined COVID-19 cases in our region”. “But lessons learned from this epidemic, combined with health care analytics that enable real-time monitoring of disease and symptoms, can potentially help us identify and track emerging outbreaks and future epidemics. Huh.”