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Nitazoxanide as Antiviral in Current Flu Strains

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    Posted: October 07 2017 at 3:35pm

Nitazoxanide, which was originally an antiparasitic, has been shown to be "highly Effective"  in combating several flu strains.  The drug itself is not the active agent, but breaks down into tizoxanide which worked on all flu strains put under test.

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A focus reduction assay was used to determine the susceptibility of circulating influenza viruses to tizoxanide.

210 viruses of A(H1N1)pdm09, A(H3N2), B(Victoria lineage), and B(Yamagata lineage) type/subtype were tested.

Tizoxanide showed potent antiviral activity against all viruses tested including neuraminidase inhibitor-resistant viruses.

The optimised assay is highly suitable for determining the susceptibility of a large number of viruses.


You can find the complete journal report here:   http:///www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166354217305466


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