By Elite Reporter
The Chinese government is set to begin human
tests on a drug that it hopes would be a cure for the coronavirus.
The spokesperson of a Beijing-based hospital
confirmed that the tests were to see if the drug Remdesivir would be able to
cure the Wuhan disease.
Asian country's ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian, on Monday, February 3
said at least 60 Nigerians were currently living in Wuhan where the Coronavirus
outbreak started and according to Times magazine, the Chinese government has
begun clinical trials to test a drug for the coronavirus infection.
international magazine reports that a new antiviral drug called Remdesivir,
which is aimed at infectious diseases such as Ebola and SARS, is to be tested
in Beijing-based China-Japan Frie...
By Keefa Nuwahereza
The government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Health, has confirmed a yellow fever outbreak in Moyo District, in West Nile region and Buliisa District in Hoima region.
This alarming revelation was made by Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng on Friday.
Minister Aceng said that "In Moyo District, there are two confirmed cases, both males aged 18 and 21 years. The two cases were dealing with cutting and trading timber between Uganda and South Sudan."
She added that "On January 2, 2020, the two cases travelled from South Sudan to Moyo. Upon arrival, they got ill and on January 3, 2020, they were admitted at Logobo Health Center I l l in Moyo District.
They were later referred to Moyo General Hospital with symptoms of fever, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, h...
By Keefa Nuwahereza
Medicsl researchers have discovered a wonder drug that will be a sure breakthrough in the fight against HIV/AIDS, because it helps prevent the infection of the deadly virus.
The drug called Truvada, which must be taken daily, has been found to combat all traces of HIV in a patient's blood system and found to have 99% efficiency in combating the virus, if taken as PrEP.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at very high risk of getting HIV to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day.
The pill (brand name Truvada) contains two medicines (tenofovir and emtricitabine) that are used in combination with other medicines to treat HIV.