The sofosbuvir in nursing used to treat chronic hepatitis C also had an effective effect on combating chikungunya and yellow fever viruses from a researcher at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), whose results were published on Thursday in Brazil. .
The study is part of the guidance of Professor Lucio Freitas-Juniori, a professor at the Biomedical Faculty of the University of Sao Paulo (ICB-USP), told a research fund for Sao Paulo State (Fapesp), which funded the project.
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"The human cells infected with Chikungunya virus were treated with sofosbuvir and the drug eliminated the virus without damaging the cells," said Rafaela Milan Bonotto, one of the authors of the book, who was 11 times more effective than the virus compared to cells.
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