UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — China’s Epidemic Control and Prevention Center says it has begun producing vaccine against the new coronavirus.
The virus has now been isolated and the process of identifying the breeding strain for vaccine production is underway.
The researchers said they are also testing the drugs against the pneumonia caused by the virus and are studying the change in the virus, reports China’s Foreign Radio.
New cases are expected
Chinese scientists have discovered the new pneumonia-causing coronavirus in 33 of the nearly 600 samples taken from a seafood market in Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic.
Most of the samples were from a market area where wildlife was sold.
Wuhan Mayor Zhou Xianwang says more cases are expected to be confirmed in the coming days:
“The hospitals are treating 2209 suspected cases and 643 people are in quarantine. So there are about 2700 unconfirmed cases. It is estimated that 45 per cent of these cases will be confirmed, so it is possible to confirm 1000 cases.”
There are over 600 confirmed cases in Wuhan as of Sunday morning. 40 patients have recovered and 45 more have died, CRI informs
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