the Ministry of health started to create a vaccine against the new coronavirus found in China. The Agency is negotiating with Chinese scientists to obtain samples of the biomaterial.
Deputy head of the Russian Ministry of health Sergey Kraevoy said that now the Agency needs to solve a few issues.
“the First question we need suitable model animal. Second – we need the living virus”, – quotes TASS of the Deputy Minister.
He added that currently the Ministry of health is developing a test system for the diagnosis of the virus.
Earlier it was reported that a coronavirus discovered in Chinese city of Wuhan, has claimed the lives of six people. The Committee on hygiene and public health of China said that the total number of cases is 291 people.
Outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus 2019-nCoV, was registered in China at the end of December 2019. The first infected were buyers in the seafood market. At the moment the cases recorded, not only in Wuhan but also in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and other cities of the PRC.