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China approves new drug to treat bird flu

China Saturday approved a new type of drug it believes may be effective in treating the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus,even as two more cases

Written by Press Trust Of India | Beijing | Published: April 7, 2013 1:09:59 am

China Saturday approved a new type of drug it believes may be effective in treating the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus,even as two more cases were reported taking the total to 18,six of whom have died so far.

According to a statement issued by the China Food and Drug Administration,the potential of injections of ‘peramivir diluted in sodium chloride’ have proved effective in preliminary tests,state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

China confirmed 18 cases — 8 in Shanghai,6 in Jiangsu,3 in Zhejiang and one in Anhui.

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