New Drug Could Fight Flu in One Dose

September 6, 2014 9:49 PM

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New Drug Could Fight Flu in One Dose

Doctors could soon have a new weapon to fight one of the deadliest viruses in the United States after researchers announced a new drug to treat the flu.

Peramivir, which only needs to be administered once as an intramuscular shot, could be safe and effective at alleviating most flu symptoms, including fevers, if taken within 48 hours of contracting the flu, according to Doctor Rich Whitley of the University of Alabama, Birmingham, who led the resear...

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