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China and the US are testing Gilead’s remdesivir in patients with the coronavirus, in the hopes of developing an effective treatment for a disease that does not yet have a vaccine.
This new anti-viral drug had been created with an aim to treat Ebola and SARS. It is being studied by a medical team at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing for efficacy in treating the coronavirus. It has been giving to a small number of patients with the disease.NEXT ARTICLE
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Marburg and Ebola Virus Infections
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