WHO expert: size of the outbreak in Wuhan is larger than thought

World Health Organization (WHO) experts Peter Ben Embarek, who investigated the origin of COVID-19 in China, reported that they collected findings in Wuhan that the size of the epidemic in December 2019 was larger than thought.

Embarek, one of the WHO experts who visited Wuhan, China, which is thought to be the starting point of the epidemic, told CNN television, “The virus was widely circulating in Wuhan in December (2019), this is a new finding.” said.

Embarek stated that in December 2019, they estimated that the virus may have been infected at least a thousand more people, except those detected in Wuhan. Embarek said they have gathered evidence that the epidemic in the region is larger than thought.

Embarek said that the delegation met with the first person caught with COVID-19 in Wuhan on December 8, 2019, and stated that Chinese scientists submitted 174 case examples to the WHO delegation.

WHO delegation collected 13 different genetic sequences of SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan
Embarek stated that they also examined samples taken from people infected in December 2019 in Wuhan, and that they collected 13 different genetic sequences of SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan.

Embarek also called for immediate access to hundreds of thousands of blood samples that China has so far not allowed to be examined.

Source: Dünya Gazetesi by www.dunya.com.

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