The matching coronavirus sample was collected in Milan late last year. Photo: AP
The matching coronavirus sample was collected in Milan late last year. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Italian scientists find perfect match of Wuhan strain in sample taken from boy

  • Discovery made after researchers in Milan review blood tests taken in late 2019 from group of children initially thought to have contracted measles
  • Findings ‘advance the beginning of the outbreak to late autumn 2019’, lead scientist says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The matching coronavirus sample was collected in Milan late last year. Photo: AP
The matching coronavirus sample was collected in Milan late last year. Photo: AP
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