This Indian Scientist And His Team Are Leading The Way To Develop A Coronavirus Vaccine
Dhir Acharya - Feb 10, 2020
Professor SS Vasan and his team successfully isolated the sample of Coronavirus from an infected patient in Australia and is closer to developing a vaccine.
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In the early of 2020, the Wuhan Coronavirus has caused a serious pandemic all over China and the world. The number of people getting infected and dying in China is increasing crazily and the number of infection cases in the world is growing too. Besides avoiding unnecessary meetings and travels, we also need to figure out the way to prevent this virus’ spread as soon as possible.
An Indian scientist is working to find out the way to save to world.
CSIRO's Professor SS Vasan is leading a team of scientists studying dangerous pathogens. They successfully regenerated the Coronavirus outside China and have mass-produced in large numbers, enough to start their clinical trial.
Australia-based Doherty Institute reported that they successfully isolated the sample of Coronavirus from an infected patient in Australia but to get a vaccine more quickly, what Professor SS Vasan and his team have achieved will help better.
He was a student of IISC Bengaluru and BITS Pilani. He then got a Rhodes scholarship and moved to study at Triniti College, Oxford. He took part in the project to develop newer vaccines for chikungunya, zika and dengue virus.
While some other teams in Australia and around the world are trying to find out a cure for the pandemic, Prof SS Vasan, the principal investigator of the clinical pre-response project of CSIRO, and his team is leading the way.
Wuhan Virus is one of four types of coronavirus, a large group of viruses. Coronavirus often comes from animals. The Wuhan Virus has been located to originate from Huanan, a seafood market in Wuhan, but scientists found that this virus was similar to those found in snakes and bats.
Humans get infected by contacting one another; therefore, to be safe from the virus, always try to keep yourself, your living and working place clean. BMC (Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Palika) has drawn up guidelines (which is similar to the recommendation of WHO) for people to minimize the risk of getting infected.