Hungarian Scientists Isolate More Strains of Sars-CoV-2
Péter Cseresnyés 2020.04.06.
More strains of coronavirus have been isolated at the national security lab of Hungary’s National Center for Public Health (NNK). Based on the results, it seems that the pathogen may have reached Hungary from several different places – virologist Zoltán Kis, the head of the center’s laboratory said in an interview to public radio on Monday.
He said that it is vital for the effectiveness of the vaccine to know how many sub-strains of the virus exist in Hungary. Any vaccine will need to target features that are found in all strains of the virus in order to be effective.
He added that it is also possible that several types of coronavirus are present even within one infected person.