A Russian expert in infectious diseases declared that the emerging Corvid-19 virus, which is currently spreading around the world, is not actually a single virus, but rather there are two different types of it.
The head of the Laboratory for Nanotechnology, Microbiology and Virology at the Novosibirsk City University of Russia, Sergey Netsov, told reporters on Wednesday that this conclusion is based on data from Chinese scientists, noting that the emerging virus is spreading in Europe and other regions at greater frequency than in China and South Korea.
Netisov pointed out that the measures taken by the authorities of China and South Korea made it possible to reduce the epidemic spread in the territories of the two countries significantly, while the measures taken by the government of Italy and a number of other European countries have achieved little success so far, and the crisis of the virus outbreak in the old continent is still far At the end of it, because the kind of epidemic out there is spreading more quickly.
The expert stressed that this difference will not affect the way people are treated with the virus and test a vaccine against it, explaining that any vaccine that will be produced will be appropriate to confront both types of the virus.
Netisov pointed out that there is a factor that impedes the efforts to produce a vaccine against the new virus, which is that doctors have not yet identified a type of animal whose symptoms will be similar to what appears on humans, in order to use it as a model for testing the vaccine.