Drugs Might Fight MERS: Study

More than two dozen different drugs, ranging from old-line chemotherapy drugs to malaria drugs, might be the cure for the MERS virus, researchers said on Tuesday. The drugs will be tested on animals first and eventually people after showing some promise. “It’s a good start," said Dr. Tony Fauci, head of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which paid for and helped conduct the study. So far, MERS has infected at least 614 people and killed 181 of them, which makes for a 29 percent mortality rate.

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