Navigation Links
Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise
Date:4/19/2013

THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment for a new coronavirus that has caused 11 deaths, mostly in the Middle East, shows promise in early tests, U.S. government researchers report.

The investigators discovered that a combination of two antiviral drugs -- ribavirin and interferon-alpha 2b -- can stop the so-called nCoV coronavirus from multiplying in laboratory-grown cells. While the results suggest that this drug combination could be used to treat patients infected with nCoV, more research is needed to confirm these early findings.

Both drugs are approved in the United States for treating people with hepatitis C.

The nCoV coronavirus was first identified in Saudi Arabia in September 2012. As of April 16, 2013, there had been 17 reported cases, including 11 deaths. Most cases have occurred in the Middle East.

While the number of cases is small, there has been person-to-person transmission of the nCoV coronavirus in situations where people -- mainly family members -- have had close contact with infected people, the researchers noted in a news release from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

That, along with the high death rate, led the NIAID researchers to look for treatments. In laboratory tests using cells from two monkey species, the research team found that either ribavirin or interferon-alpha 2b alone could stop nCoV from replicating in the cells.

However, the drug concentrations needed to do this were higher than what is recommended for people. The researchers then combined the two drugs, and found that they were effective at a dose that can be used in people, according to the study in the April 18 issue of the journal Scientific Reports.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about the nCoV coronavirus.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Liver disease: Understanding it will enable the provision of better treatment
2. The Daytop New Jersey Day School Program is Now Accepting Applications for Adolescents in Need of Substance Abuse Treatment and Education on an Outpatient Basis
3. Is your migraine preventive treatment balanced between drugs benefits and harms?
4. Novel Drug Treatment Quickly Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease Resulting in a Significant Reduction in Assisted Living Expenses
5. Dr. Ken Reed and Reed Migraine Centers Hosts New York Migraine Treatment Seminar
6. Differences in staging and treatment likely to be behind UKs low bowel cancer survival
7. NYC Osteopathic Specialist Now Offers Fast-Acting Treatment for Neck and Back Pain
8. Freezing Treatment May Help Destroy Lung Tumors: Study
9. Key bone marrow protein identified as potential new leukemia treatment target
10. Midtown Dentistry Combats Mouth Wounds During Radiation Treatment with New Medications
11. Pine Nut Oil Is A Treatment for Gastritis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Treatment for New, Deadly Coronavirus Shows Promise
(Date:12/25/2014)... 26, 2014 The click ... beauty, strength and durability. Today, the business announces ... is valid until Jan. 30, 2015. , Click ... traditional hardwood. BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known brand in ... worldwide to find a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com, the ... for women, has announced its new selection of black ... are on sale now; they are available at discounted prices, ... says, “The promotion will last for three weeks only. You ... market. Those who are interested in our new items can ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Hills, California (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 ... her home in Woodland Hills, California after an 8 ... passed away on Christmas Eve evening in her home ... with aggressive metastatic breast cancer. , ... for over forty years, she pioneered and championed many ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dec. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overeating is common during ... eat in moderation, an expert says. "Don,t arrive at ... calories if you know you,ll be attending a party, but ... Ashbey-Pejoves, lead dietitian at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, ... to eat healthy during the day and even to have ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 “ SmileStix ” was featured ... the latest and coolest mobile applications on the iOS, Android, ... host of NewsWatch, conducted the app review and shared with ... personal stickers. , The old saying goes, “A picture says ... words that can describe a single image, because each picture ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:iFitDress.com: Black One-Shoulder Cocktail Dresses for 2015 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 4Health News:An Application to Create Custom Stickers was Featured on NewsWatch Television on December 19, 2014 2
... Oct. 19 Broadband Wireless,International Corporation (Pink Sheets: ... round discussions with Mr. Kenneth Andam in,connection with ... Owing to a continuing business relationship,connecting Mr. Andam ... a,series of good faith negotiations have commenced between ...
... (Nasdaq: ARNA ) announced today that it has ... with the Securities,and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed ... connection with this offering,Arena plans to grant to the ... 1,500,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if,any. ...
... Oct. 19 Video games it is not. ... (VR),applications have experienced double-digit growth both worldwide and ... and the 2010 U.S. market for virtual,reality in ... grow to,$290 million, according to Virtual Reality Market ...
... less the idea bothered her , , FRIDAY, Oct. 19 ... idea of childlessness than men, new research shows, and ... each gender views the pressures of parenthood. , "On ... parenthood mean different things," said study author Tanya Koropeckyj-Cox. ...
... in Congress, caregivers and advocates,to visit Capitol Hill Tuesday, ... nursing homes, WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 With political ... about the impact of,private equity buyouts of nursing homes, ... in D.C. on Monday where they will hold a,demonstration ...
... under 6, advisers say., , , FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) ... panel on Friday recommended a ban on over-the-counter cough and ... number of studies that showed the remedies were no better ... be tested on children to see if they are effective. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Broadband Wireless International Corporation Announces the Commencement of Good Faith Talks with HealthPitch 2Health News:Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Public Offering of Common Stock 2Health News:Virtual Reality Technology Finds Ready and Willing Market in Healthcare 2Health News:Childlessness Bothers Men More Than Women 2Health News:Childlessness Bothers Men More Than Women 3Health News:FDA Panel Recommends Ban on Cold Medicines for Kids 2Health News:FDA Panel Recommends Ban on Cold Medicines for Kids 3Health News:FDA Panel Recommends Ban on Cold Medicines for Kids 4
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 24, 2014  The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued ... against BMC Medical. In a notice issued on December 23, ... ResMed,s patent on its humidifier was invalid. BMC ... win". "We are very excited with the ITC,s decision in ... we have taken since the very beginning on the key ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 PuraMed BioScience®, Inc., (OTC Pink: ... medicinal and healthcare products, announced it received the initial ... hemp-based, advanced headache relief product, for planned distribution to ... Colorado , Washington State , ... the MigraPure H Advanced headache relief gel formulation completed, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Mass. , Dec. 23, 2014   ... ), a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for ... Medicines Agency (EMA) of the Marketing Authorization Application ... EMA recently granted the company,s request for accelerated ... EMA,s regulatory review time.   The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ITC Final Decision Goes Against ResMed (RMD) Monumental Win for 3B/BMC 2PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 2PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 3Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 2Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 3
... improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP) , ... GPX ), announced today that it has formalized ... (Seville, Spain), a leading European technology company, to provide ... control technologies to optimize fuel costs and further reduce ...
... Nov. 17, 2011 SurgiCount Medical, Inc., the ... (OTCBB: PSTX, OTCQB: PSTX) today announced that it ... alliance.  A collaboration of more than 2,500 hospitals ... alliance seeks to lead the transformation to high ...
Cached Medicine Technology:GP and INERCO Form Strategic Alliance to Assist Clients with Optimizing Fuel Costs and Decreasing Emissions 2GP and INERCO Form Strategic Alliance to Assist Clients with Optimizing Fuel Costs and Decreasing Emissions 3SurgiCount Medical Announces Agreement with Premier Healthcare Alliance 2SurgiCount Medical Announces Agreement with Premier Healthcare Alliance 3
... Ophthalmic Products provide the ... free products for unparalleled ... cleaning of fine microsurgical ... material is highly absorbent, ...
... Merocel Ophthalmic Products ... superior fiber free products ... and safe cleaning of ... exclusive Merocel material is ...
Hard protective shields for post-operative or post-injury use. Universal, or Left/Right specific. Packaged 12 per box....
Hard protective shields for post-operative or post-injury use. Universal, or Left/Right specific. Packaged 12 per box....
Medicine Products: