Study: The first person infected with corona was a fish seller in the Wuhan market, not an “accountant”

An American study said that the first known case of Corona was a female saleswoman in a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, and not an accountant.

The origin of the "SARS-Cove-2" virus that causes Covid-19 remains a mystery and a major source of tension between China and the United States.

A joint study conducted by China and the World Health Organization this year ruled out the theory that Covid-19 originated in the laboratory, saying that “the most likely hypothesis is that the infection was transmitted to humans naturally, possibly through trade in wild animals.”

A team of experts led by the World Health Organization spent 4 weeks in and around the main city of Wuhan with Chinese scientists, and said in a joint report issued in March that “the SARS-Cove-2 virus may have passed from bats to humans through another animal, but there is a need for further investigation.” More research.”

“The accountant, who was widely believed to be the first person to contract Covid-19, reported that the first symptoms of the disease appeared on him,” Michael Woori, head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, said in the study published in the journal “Science” on Thursday. On December 16, that is, several days after what was initially known.”

The study stated, “Symptoms appeared on him after multiple cases of workers in the Wuhan market, and thus a fish seller there is the first known case, as symptoms of the disease appeared on her on December 11.”

The study indicated that most of the cases that showed early symptoms were related to the market.

It is noteworthy that the number of infections and deaths due to the Corona virus has risen again recently, as the number of deaths due to the epidemic around the world reached 5 million people, 19 months after the start of the pandemic, according to the American “Johns Hopkins University”.

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