Transmission of 2019-nCoV Infection from an Asymptomatic Contact in Germany

  title={Transmission of 2019-nCoV Infection from an Asymptomatic Contact in Germany},
  author={Camilla Rothe and Mirjam Schunk and Peter Sothmann and Gisela Bretzel and Guenter Froeschl and Claudia Wallrauch and Thorbj{\"o}rn Zimmer and Verena Thiel and Christian Janke and Wolfgang Guggemos and Michael Seilmaier and Christian Drosten and Patrick Vollmar and Katrin Zwirglmaier and Sabine Zange and Roman W{\"o}lfel and Michael Hoelscher},
  journal={The New England Journal of Medicine},
  pages={970 - 971}
2019-nCoV Transmission from Asymptomatic Patient In this report, investigators in Germany detected the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from a person who had recently traveled from China... 

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