US FDA approves plasma treatment for coronavirus

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US FDA approves plasma treatment for coronavirus

Mar 28, 2020 09:29 IST

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of plasma from recovered patients to treat people who are critically ill with covid-19, provided that doctors get prior approval. The method has been used in the past to treat diseases such as polio, measles, and mumps, in the 1918 flu epidemic, and in previous outbreaks of respiratory infections similar to Covid-19, according to the BMJ Journal. New York state governor, Andrew Cuomo said that it is a trial to treat people in a serious condition. Plasma from people who have recovered from Covid-19 may contain antibodies to the virus that causes the disease and might be effective against the infection, the FDA said

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