The National Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (NIID) of Japan has just cultured and successfully isolated a new strain of corona virus that causes acute pneumonia from a patient infected with this virus.
According to NIID, the isolated virus genome sequence matches 99.9% of the corona virus gene sequence announced by the Chinese Government. In this isolated virus, there is not any genetic modification that can lead to infection or higher toxicity.
With this success, NIID will begin the process of developing preventive vaccines, medicines and corona virus rapid diagnosis equipment. In addition, NIID intends to share this isolated strain with researchers and companies while trying to find the mechanism of infection of the new dangerous strain, while promoting toxic research. their properties.
Official Japanese government statistics show that by the morning of February 1, the country has detected 17 cases of acute pneumonia caused by a new strain of corona virus, of which no deaths have been reported. .