Anti-Viral Drug Combo Cured Woman of Coronavirus Just 48 Hours After Treatment

Henrietta Strickland
February 5, 2020

Kriengsak Attipornanich, a doctor at the Thailand primary health ministry on Sunday, said that a 71 years old women were tested negative for the Coronavirus after taking the anti-HIV drugs cocktail. The condition of patient recovered within 48 hours.

Hospitals in Beijing have reported using the same drugs given to HIV and AIDs patients are part of treatment for the Wuhan coronavirus, though it is unclear if they have been successful. He added that Thailand's Health Ministry is waiting for the results of the latest research to replicate the findings.

Two other coronavirus patients have reportedly been treated with the drug cocktail, and while the treatment was discontinued for one of the patients following an allergic reaction, the other patient also showed improvement. All of them will be quarantined for 14 days in the military camp and only then will be allowed to go back to their home.

A total of 304 people have died in China and one in the Philippines.

The information would help them locate people who might have been in contact with her, so they could be checked for the virus.

Thailand has so far recorded 19 cases of coronavirus, Reuters reports, making it the country with the greatest number of infections in Southeast Asia. Lung specialist Dr. Kriangska Atipornwanich states that this approach is not a cure for the Corona virus, but it quickly improves the patients' condition. After testing negative for the Coronavirus, now the patient can sit on the bed.

"The case of the Korean woman does not change the degree of risk concerning the disease in Thailand". She was transferred to Rajavithi Hospital on Jan 29. The nation is also monitoring 311 possible cases in hospitals as of Sunday, according to a health ministry statement.

Thai authorities thanked China for helping the evacuation and said King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida had sent four tonnes of medical supplies to help Chinese authorities.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Tuesday 138 Thais had boarded an Air Asia flight from the epicentre of the outbreak, Wuhan in China, to Thailand.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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