The drug sofosbuvir, used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, was also effective in suppressing chikungunya and yellow fever, according to research conducted by researchers from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) whose results were published on Thursday in Brazil. .
The study belongs to a doctoral study of several students at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Sao Paulo (ICB-USP) under the guidance of Professor Lucio Freitas-Junior, the Foundation's Fund for Research Funded by the State of Sao Paulo (Fapesp).
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"Human cells infected with chikungunya virus were treated with soft tissue, and the drug removed the virus without cell damage. It is 11 times more effective against viruses than on cells," said Rafaela Milan Bonotto, one of the authors.
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