Early Introduction of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 into Europe.Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 07; 26(7):1567-1570.EI
Early infections with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in Europe were detected in travelers from Wuhan, China, in January 2020. In 1 tour group, 5 of 30 members were ill; 3 cases were laboratory confirmed. In addition, a healthcare worker was infected. This event documents early importation and subsequent spread of the virus in Europe.