Chest X-ray Analysis Finds Corona in France Since November 2019

Healthy / 9 May, 2020

Chest X-ray Analysis Finds Corona in France Since November 2019

Chest X-ray Analysis Finds Corona in France Since November 2019

Cases of COVID-19 infection in France are thought to have occurred on November 16, almost 10 weeks before the first case was confirmed in the country. November case infections were identified by a hospital in France after conducting a retrospective study of about 2,500 chest scans between November 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020.
The findings came when the World Health Organization (WHO) asked countries to investigate cases such as pneumonia from late last year to get a clearer picture of how the new disease was spreading.

“The first case was recorded on November 16,” wrote a press release from the Albert Schweitzer Hospital quoting SCMP.

According to doctors, the virus spread sporadically after the first case in mid-November, before accelerating during year-end events such as Christmas celebrations. Then the epidemic became very large after the religious meeting in the town of Mulhouse in the last week of February.

The hospital said it would collaborate with the French National Center for Scientific Research to open an epidemiological investigation of its findings.

Earlier, French authorities said the initial case of the Corona virus occurred on December 27 in a 42-year-old man at a Paris hospital with symptoms of cough, chest pain, headaches and fever. He is thought to be connected to someone who traveled from China before the virus was identified.

Initially, the first confirmed case in France was identified on January 24 in two people who had traveled to Wuhan, the first epicenter of the Corona virus outbreak.