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Australian researchers have replicated the Chinese coronavirus. Why is this good news?

While the number of infected is increasing and has even just exceeded that of the 2003 SARS coronavirus, the Wuhan coronavirus has just been replicated outside of China. Australian researchers are behind this important step in the global fight against the epidemic.

Replicate virus

According to an article published by ABC News on January 29, 2020, the Doherty Institute in Melbourne (Australia) is the bearer of good news. From a sample obtained from an infected patient, the researchers were able to replicate the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. The Australian institute will share this virus with laboratories around the world via the World Health Organization (WHO). This is a first outside of China, as this country did not wish to share its results. Indeed, Chinese researchers had quickly sequenced the genome of the new coronavirus and were able to develop new diagnostic tools . From now on, the whole world will also be able to do the same.

“Getting the real virus means we now have the ability to validate and verify all of our tests, and compare reactions and sensitivities. This is fundamental for the diagnosis" said Julian Druce, one of the leaders of the Doherty Institute.

Australian researchers have replicated the Chinese coronavirus. Why is this good news?

The vaccine race is on

You should know that the replica of the coronavirus will make it possible to create test antibodies . This will make it possible to detect the virus in patients who do not yet show any symptoms of the disease. Remember that the race for the creation of a vaccine was launched a few days ago. However, this is a process that could take several months. In the United States, for example, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are in the running. Officials say consider the worst-case scenario in the event that the epidemic takes on enormous proportions.

The latest report shows more than 6,057 cases of infection worldwide and 132 deaths . A fourth case has been identified in France. He is an elderly Chinese tourist who is currently in severe clinical condition. According to one of China's top respiratory disease specialists, however, the epidemic could peak in a week or 10 days. After this peak, the death rate should begin to decline.

Here is the report published by ABC NEWS on the replication of the Chinese coronavirus:


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