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This case study describes corona virus transmission in Germany. The patient, a 33-year-old otherwise healthy male, developed sore throat, chills, and myalgias about 4 days after meeting a visitor from China.
The authors note that the transmission seems to have happened during the incubation period of the virus from an asymptomatic index patient.
This abstract is available on the publisher's site.
The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan is currently causing concern in the medical community as the virus is spreading around the world.1 Since its identification in late December 2019, the number of cases from China that have been imported into other countries is on the rise, and the epidemiologic picture is changing on a daily basis. We are reporting a case of 2019-nCoV infection acquired outside of Asia in which transmission appears to have occurred during the incubation period in the index patient.