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First viral strain of coronavirus isolated and shared by WIV with WHO as early as Jan last year
Published on: 2021-04-13
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The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) isolated the first viral strain of the novel coronavirus and handed it over to the World Health Organization (WHO) as early as January 12, 2020.
 

On the evening of December 29, 2019, doctors from Jinyintan Hospital received seven cases of unknown pneumonia, marking the beginning of collective hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in Wuhan. The day after, the hospital managed to isolate the world's first sample of coronavirus strain from those patients.
 

On December 30, the WIV received the samples and was able to identify the presence of a novel coronavirus 72 hours later. The lab confirmed the complete genome sequence of the novel coronavirus on January 2, 2020.
 

The WIV managed to isolate the first viral strain of the coronavirus on January 5, 2020, and handed it over to the WHO days later on January 12. This achievement helped world's development on treatment and vaccines of COVID-19.
 

Shi Zhengli, virologist from the WIV, indicated that it took scientists from multiple countries five months to find the pathogen for SARS and isolate the viral strain.
 

第一株新冠病毒毒株由武汉病毒研究所分离并提交世卫组织

2020年1月5日该所分离出第一株新冠病毒毒株,并于1月12日作为国家卫健委指定机构之一向世界卫生组织提交了病毒序列。
 

2019年12月29日晚,金银潭医院时任副院长的黄朝林和ICU主任吴文娟,来到刚刚上报了疫情的湖北省中西医结合医院会诊7例“不明原因肺炎”,并于当晚将这些病人转住金银潭医院。这是武汉市集中收治新冠肺炎病人的开始。第二天,金银潭医院对这些病人进行了肺泡灌洗,获得了分离出全世界第一株新冠病毒毒株的珍贵标本。
 

2019年12月30日晚,中科院武汉病毒所收到武汉市金银潭医院送来7份不明原因肺炎样品,连夜组织力量、连续72小时攻关,于2019年12月31日确认这是一种新型的冠状病毒,2020年1月2日确定新冠病毒的全基因组序列。
 

2020年1月5日中科院武汉病毒所分离得到第一株新冠病毒毒株,1月9日完成国家病毒资源库入库及标准化保藏,1月12日作为国家卫健委指定机构之一向世界卫生组织提交了病毒序列,向全球流感共享数据库发布,赢得了国际同行的赞誉,为新冠肺炎的治疗药物和疫苗研发提供关键支撑。
 

负责这项工作的石正丽研究员介绍,2003年SARS暴发的时候,全球多个国家实验室合作,用了5个多月的时间才找到SARS病原,分离出病毒株。回想起金银潭医院和武汉病毒所接力分离出全世界第一株新冠肺炎病毒毒株的情景,石正丽研究员无比感慨地说:“所以,我们就是这样的一个速度!”

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