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Coronavirus CURE: Thai doctors claim huge breakthrough after ‘curing’ patient

Coronavirus CURE: Thai doctors claim huge breakthrough after ‘curing’ patient”

The 71-year-old patient tested negative for the virus 48 hours after Thai doctors administered the combination, it became clear at a daily briefing at the ministry.

The patient's test result also turned negative, the doctor said.

The HIV medicines lopinavir and ritonavir, sold by AbbVie Inc as Kaletra, was used on three patients along with the anti-flu medication oseltamivir, sold by Roche Holding AG and Chugai Pharmaceutical as Tamiflu, Somkiat Lalitwongsa, director of the Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok, told reporters Monday.

A bit of good news to brighten up the latest news reports on the Wuhan coronavirus is that a combination of flu- and HIV-drugs is showing promising results in curbing the virus.

The doctor added, "From being exhausted before, she could sit up in bed 12 hours later".

Thailand, a popular destination for Chinese tourists, has identified 19 coronavirus cases so far, including a Thai taxi driver. Onboard the plane was a team of physicians and consular officials who would assist the Thai citizens once it landed in Wuhan, but passengers do not include health minister Anutin Charnvirakul despite his earlier pledge.

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Of those patients, 11 are still under confinement in hospital while eight have recovered and gone home.

The virus is said to have been transmitted to humans from animals, particularly bats.

Doctors at Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand made progress Sunday in the treatment of people infected with the novel coronavirus, reported Anadolu Agency.

Massachusetts-based Moderna Therapeutics, meanwhile, is collaborating with the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop an mRNA vaccine, Fierce Pharma reports.

Physicians from Thailand say that they may have found a curative treatment for the coronavirus after they used a cocktail of anti-viral medications to treat a woman with the illness this week. These patients also included a 70-year-old woman from Wuhan who had been kept under control for 10 days and who tested positive for the Corona virus. The Philippines' Department of Health announced the death on Sunday morning. The man developed severe pneumonia after he was diagnosed with the virus.

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