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Hong Kong Scientists Say Plasma From H1N1 Patients Treats New Ones

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Hong Kong researchers said they have discovered that plasma from recovered and convalescing patients could be used to treat newer patients with severe cases of the H1N1 flu virus. The Hong Kong University scientists said the plasma contains hyperimmune intravenous immunoglobulin that proved useful in tests for treating the viral infection. They noted the low mortality of the current flu in Hong Kong is occurring during a wet season, but said the virus could be quite different during the winter when the weather is dry, leading to a higher mortality rate. (Click here for more

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