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Introductions and early spread of SARS-CoV-2 in France, 24 January to 23 March 2020

Abstract : Following SARS-CoV-2 emergence in China, a specific surveillance was implemented in France. Phylogenetic analysis of sequences retrieved through this surveillance suggests that detected initial introductions, involving non-clade G viruses, did not seed local transmission. Nevertheless, identification of clade G variants subsequently circulating in the country, with the earliest from a patient who neither travelled to risk areas nor had contact with travellers, suggests that SARS-CoV-2 might have been present before the first recorded local cases.
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Fabiana Gámbaro, Sylvie Behillil, Artem Baidaliuk, Flora Donati, Mélanie Albert, et al.. Introductions and early spread of SARS-CoV-2 in France, 24 January to 23 March 2020. Eurosurveillance, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 2020, 25 (26), ⟨10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.26.2001200⟩. ⟨pasteur-03139190⟩



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