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What was behind the first recognition and characterization of autochthonous SARS-CoV-2 transmission in Italy: who opened Pandora’s Box in Europe?
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  • Valeria Micheli,
  • Alessandro Mancon,
  • Annalisa Malara,
  • Davide Mileto,
  • Piergiorgio Villani,
  • Alberto Rizzo,
  • Cristina Pagani,
  • Omar Alquati,
  • Maria Rita Gismondo
Valeria Micheli
ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco
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Alessandro Mancon
ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco
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Annalisa Malara
Maggiore Hospital ASST Lodi
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Davide Mileto
ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco
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Piergiorgio Villani
Maggiore Hospital ASST Lodi
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Alberto Rizzo
ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco
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Cristina Pagani
ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco
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Omar Alquati
Maggiore Hospital ASST Lodi
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Maria Rita Gismondo
ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco
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Abstract

An Italian male with no link to China SARS-CoV-2 epidemic presented at Emergency Room with severe respiratory impairment. The RT-PCR on 20th February, 2020, nasopharyngeal swab revealed SARS-CoV-2 infection, confirmed with viral culture and sequencing. This was the first identified autochthonous SARS-CoV-2 transmission in Italy, that unveiled global pathogen diffusion.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

18 Dec 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
21 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
21 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
05 Jan 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
20 Feb 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Feb 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
08 Mar 20211st Revision Received
09 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
09 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
09 Mar 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
14 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Accept