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Coronavirus: 79 year old Italian man successfully treated with experimental drug

Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 19, 2020
Hopes that the experimental drug remdesivir could cure patients of coronavirus were raised after a 79 year old Italian man who had tested positive was given the all clear following treatment.
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The broad-spectrum antiviral was developed by US drug firm Gilead for Ebola and was used to treat the Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey when she suffered a relapse 18 months after being cleared of the disease which she contracted while volunteering in Sierra Leone.

Topics: Coronavirus Italian

Currently remdesivir is being tested in five Covid-19 clinical trials including by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) on 13 patients hospitalised after contracting coronavirus on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.


 

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