In Italy, they manage to isolate the Coronavirus which will facilitate their treatment. Italy is the first country in Europe to isolate the virus.
Italian virologists managed to isolate the 2019-nCoV virus, which will allow them to develop their treatment as reported on Sunday.
The result is after 48 hours of detecting the first case of coronavirus in Italy. A Chinese citizen who entered the European country with the virus.
According to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani” in Rome, Italy is the first country in Europe to isolate the virus.
“This is a fundamental step that will allow us to refine the diagnostic methods. Having the new pathogen available in laboratories will facilitate the study of the mechanisms of the disease to develop treatments and a vaccine, ”explained the virologists of Spallanzani.
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“The partial sequence of the virus isolated in the Spallanzani laboratories, called 2019-n CoV / Italy-INMI1, has been deposited in the GenBank database, and will soon be available to the international scientific community,” the virologists added.
Roberto Speranza, health minister of Italy, said at a press conference that these results “provide means to face this health
So far the virus has expanded to more than 20 countries, Russia closed the borders with China and flights to and from the Asian giant were canceled. These and other measures were taken to try to slow the progression of the coronavirus