November 17th. The United Kingdom may have newly discovered “patient zero” infected with Coronavirus. British media reported on the 16th that a 67-year-old man in the UK recently revealed that he had traveled to Rome, Italy in September last year (2019).
After returning, he showed symptoms of infection with Coronavirus and suspected that he was the first case of infection in the UK.
According to the British “Sun” and “Daily Mail” reports, the man is named Brian Stoodley (Brian Stoodley), a bricklayer.
In September 2019, after returning from vacation in Rome, Italy, Brian suffered a strange illness and was hospitalized.
On September 13, 2019, one week after Brian returned from Italy, he was admitted to the Dorset County Hospital.
The doctor who consulted at the time was confused about Brian’s symptoms.
Brian underwent a series of rare diseases and virus tests, and the results all came back negative.
According to reports, Brian’s symptoms included extreme difficulty breathing, elevated body temperature, and severe coughing. This series of symptoms also forced him to inhale oxygen in the hospital and stay for several weeks.
During the interview, Brian stated that he was “surely” infected with Coronavirus in September 2019.
British media reported in June that a woman named Susannah Ford (Susannah Ford) in London said she felt extremely unwell when she returned from Austria on January 6, and subsequently tested positive for Coronavirus antibody.
The woman is also regarded as the latest “patient zero” discovered in the UK. Brian had symptoms of discomfort four months earlier than Ford.
British media mentioned that just recently, an Italian study showed that Coronavirus may have spread in Italy in September 2019, and Italy reported its first confirmed case of infection as early as February this year. Brian believes that this research provides justification for his case.