Remdesivir may help protect against Nipah

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  • An experimental antiviral drug, remdesivir, designed to treat Ebola virus disease can effectively help fight off Nipah virus.
  • Remdesivir completely protected four African green monkeys from a lethal dose of Nipah virus.
  • Remdesivir, is being developed by Gilead Sciences, Inc. in collaboration with scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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