Reporters in China CDC learned that from the wuhan received the case of unexplained pneumonia accumulation began, through the efforts of scientific researchers, the current China CDC has successfully developed a high-specific PCR testing reagents. China’s CDC also launched the world’s first new coronavirus strain information, and began the development of a new coronavirus vaccine.
Wu Guizhen, chief expert of biosecurity at the China CDC: Because it can detect cases in the first place, there are three aspects to infectious diseases, the control of the source of infection, transmission routes and susceptibility, we can first find the source of infection, timely isolation, treatment, the control of the entire epidemic epidemic is essential.
On the evening of January 7, the CDC successfully isolated the virus from clinical samples, on January 12, successfully isolated the virus from an environmental sample, and on January 24, the world’s first new coronavirus strain was released. At present, the Cdc has taken 585 environmental samples from the South China Seafood Market, 33 samples containing new coronavirus nucleic acid, and successfully isolated the virus in positive environmental samples, suggesting that the virus originated from the South China seafood market sold wild animals.
It is understood that China’s CDC has begun to start the vaccine development of the new coronavirus, has been successfully isolated virus, is screening seed strains.
Xu Wenbo, Director of the Virus Institute of the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention: After we isolated the virus, we quickly carried out the screening and development of vaccine seed strains, the next step is to speed up the application and declaration of vaccines in the pilot phase, so that the vaccine can be developed at an early date.