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New Pill Kills the Flu Virus in 24 Hours

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  • New Pill Kills the Flu Virus in 24 Hours

    This year's flu season is the most severe we've seen in several years. In the future, we might be able to prevent the virus from spreading from person to person using a fast-acting new drug.
    This year’s flu season is said to the most widespread on record, causing more than 17,000 hospitalizations since October 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now, a Japanese drugmaker claims to have developed a pill capable of killing of the virus in just one day.
    Japanese and American flu patients who took part in the recent trial of the Shionogi & Co. pill are said to have had the virus wiped out from their bodies in about 24 hours. For comparison, the popular Tamiflu medicine produced by the Roche group was found to take three times as long.