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Scientists are after the 25-year-old Italian woman: Is she the ‘patient zero’ of the Corona virus?

Barberis said that the test in question, Dr. He said it could allow Gianotti to genetically sequence the virus, provide more precise confirmation that the woman did indeed have Covid-19, and potentially allow researchers to compare her to cases in China.

On the other hand, Barberis pointed out that although the antibody test was positive in the woman’s blood taken in mid-2020, Covid-19 had swept northern Italy by that time, creating the possibility that she may have been exposed to an asymptomatic infection some time after November.

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