Experts from the canadian hospital Sunnybrook together with a research group from St. Michael's has created a new generation drug against influenza. The first tests on rodents were successful. Mice infected with influenza virus, die in 100% of cases, if not given medication. The introduction of a new drug has saved 80% of a group of experimental animals from certain death.
"Despite the fact that the work was carried out on mice, I think the results are simply breathtaking. The drug effectively acted against two different strains of mice and three different strains of influenza," says the study results Warren Lee, one of the authors.
The damage causes the body not the virus itself, but a consequence of toxins in the blood vessels. Developed, experts say, may soon appear on the shelves of pharmacies and in the Arsenal of clinics.