Lessons for preparedness and reasons for concern from the early COVID-19 epidemic in Iran
Introduction Many countries with an early outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 struggled to gauge the size and start date of the epidemic mainly due to limited testing capacities and a large proportion of undetected asymptomatic and mild infections. Iran was among the first countries with a major outbreak outside China.
Methods We constructed a globally representative sample of 802 genomes, including 46 samples from patients inside or with a travel history to Iran. We... Expand abstract
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