Virus in Italy's waters 2 months before 1st case

Virus in Italy's waters 2 months before 1st case

Virus in Italy's waters 2 months before 1st case

And they were found in samples collected in Bologna in January, according to the national health institute in Italy.

The virus was found in samples of sewage water in Milan and Turin, the institute said in a new report.

La Rosa said the detection of traces of the virus before the end of 2019 was consistent with evidence emerging in other countries that COVID-19 may have been circulating before China reported the first cases of a new disease on December 31.

La Rosa, who led the study, said that researchers compared these 40 samples to 24 control samples collected between September 2018 and June 2019.

An analysis released on Thursday said samples taken in Milan and Turin on December 18 showed the presence of the SARS-Cov-2 virus.

A research in Could by French scientists located that a guy was contaminated with COVID-19 as early as December 27, practically a month prior to France confirmed its initially situations.

Lucia Bonadonna, director of the department of environment and health, said that the ISS has proposed to the Italian health ministry a countrywide study to monitor the presence of the virus in wastewater.

This was contrary to the date of the first reported positive case in the country. The town became the first "red zone" in the country, followed by nine in both Lombardy and the neighboring Veneto region.

Almost 35,000 people have died with Covid-19 in Italy, a tally from Johns Hopkins University shows. This could help trace the original spread of the virus, feel researchers.

Samples taken in October and November 2019 examined damaging.

The ISS stated the benefits verified the "strategic relevance" of sewage water as an early detection tool due to the fact it can signal the virus's existence just before instances are clinically verified. Pope Francis has cheerfully greeted folks in St. Peters Square on Sunday, as he resumed his practice of speaking to the faithful there for the initially time considering that lockdown started in Italy and at the Vatican in early March.

The institute says it aims to begin a pilot project monitoring waste water at tourist resorts in July with a view to setting up a nationwide waste water monitoring network later this year.

This finding comes off the back of other shocking research out of Ecuador that found the SARS-CoV-2 virus in river water, creating a significant transmission risk in developing countries with inadequate sanitation facilities.

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