Thai doctors say they have found success in fighting Coronavirus with a combination of medications for flu and HIV.
Per WSJ, Though hundreds of people have died from the coronavirus since the outbreak began in central China, all deaths had, until now, been in China itself. Some 150 people outside China have been sickened by the virus.
Yahoo reports Thai doctors have seen success in treating severe cases of the new coronavirus with combination of medications for flu and HIV, with initial results showing vast improvement 48 hours after applying the treatment, they said on Sunday.
The doctors from Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok said a new approach in coronavirus treatment had improved the condition of several patients under their care, including one 70-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan who tested positive for the coronavirus for 10 days.
The drug treatment includes a mixture of anti-HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir, in combination with flu drug oseltamivir in large doses.
“This is not the cure, but the patient’s condition has vastly improved. From testing positive for 10 days under our care, after applying this combination of medicine the test result became negative within 48 hours,” Dr. Kriangska Atipornwanich, a lung specialist at Rajavithi, told reporters.
“The outlook is good but we still have to do more study to determine that this can be a standard treatment.”