Coronavirus Came to New York City From Europe, Not Asia, Genetic Study Shows

Clara T. Fryman

News Picture: Coronavirus Came to New York City From Europe, Not Asia, Genetic Study Shows

THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The new coronavirus has been circulating in New York City for longer than previously believed and most cases can be traced back to Europe, a new study reveals.

To come to that conclusion, genetic information about the coronavirus was gathered from nasal swab samples taken from 75 patients at Tisch Hospital, NYU Winthrop Hospital and NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn, said the NYU Langone Health team.

The findings were submitted to the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data, which promotes the international sharing of data on influenza infections and is now tracking the

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