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Clinical and Virological Data of the First Cases of COVID-19 in Europe: A Case Series

Published time: 27 March 2020

Authors: Francois-Xavier Lescure, Lila Bouadma, Duc Nguyen, Marion Parisey, Paul-Henri Wicky, Sylvie Behillil, Alexandre Gaymard, Maude Bouscambert-Duchamp, Flora Donati, Quentin Le Hingrat, Vincent Enouf, Nadhira Houhou-Fidouh, Martine Valette, Alexandra Mailles, Jean-Christophe Lucet, France Mentre, Xavier Duval, Diane Descamps, Denis Malvy, Jean-François Timsit, Bruno Lina*, Sylvie van-der-Werf, Yazdan Yazdanpanah

Keywords: COVID-19, Epidemics, Outcome


On Dec 31, 2019, China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in people at Wuhan, Hubei Province. The responsible pathogen is a novel coronavirus, named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We report the relevant features of the first cases in Europe of confirmed infection, named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), with the first patient diagnosed with the disease on Jan 24, 2020.

Clinical and virological data of the first cases of COVID-19 in Europe; a case series



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