Australian Scientists have called for a significant breakthrough as they have become the first among others to reconstruct the new coronavirus outside of China. The discovery made by the Australian scientists will be shared with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the hope as it may assist other countries to diagnose and treat the virus.
Chinese Scientists have managed to recreate the virus and shared its genome arrangement, but did not recreate the virus itself. The epidemic has killed 132 people in China and infected approximately 6,000. There is a minimum of 47 cases established in 16 other countries, including countries like Thailand, France, United Sales as well as Australia. However, yet no deaths have been reported in countries other than China. At a specialist lab in Melbourne, Australia, the Researchers working there said that they were able to breed a copy of the coronavirus from the diseased patient.
Dr Mike Catton from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity said that they had planned for an incident similar to this for many years and that’s how they were able to get a solution so swiftly. According to the WHO, the cultivation period of the virus could range from two to 10 days.