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Australian scientists have successfully obtained a copy of the laboratory 2019 coronavirus-nCoV, which will be able to accelerate the development of effective vaccines. On it informs Agency Reuters.
The virus was isolated from the body of an infected patient and grown successfully in the laboratory. The researchers said that they will share samples with the world health organization and the laboratories around the world. Previously the cultivation of the infectious agent engaged Chinese experts, however, they received the nucleotide sequence of the genome, not the virus itself.
The cultivation and sharing of the virus sample will accelerate the development of potential vaccines because the drugs can be tested on animals, which introduce the virus. In addition, it can be used to create a test for antibodies that can detect the virus in patients who have no visible symptoms.
2019 virus-nCoV can spread from person to person. The main symptoms of infection include fever, fatigue and cough with little sputum. Most people infected with the novel coronavirus was registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Several cases have been reported outside of China — in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, USA and other countries.
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