Thailand Reports 6 More Cases of Coronavirus, Including 4 Thais

Henrietta Brewer
February 4, 2020

Chinese health officials have already been administering the HIV and flu drugs to fight the coronavirus.

He was the driver of a hired van that took an elderly Chinese woman to Hua Hin, where she was receiving treatment for the infection in hospital and her health was improving.

The Thai doctors treating the patients combined oseltamivir, an anti-flu drug, with lopinavir and ritonavir, which are anti-virals given to HIV patients. According to inputs from AFP, the woman, who recorded the same symptoms as of other patients, like exhaustion, tiredness and flu was able to rest and sit up properly after the dose was given to her. The Thai Ministry of Health is awaiting the full results of the studies to prove what has been discovered.

There are 19 positive cases for the Wuhan coronavirus in Thailand, second only to Japan, with 20 cases, for the highest number of patients outside of China. Thailand's confirmed case count is now the highest outside China. Two of Thailand's coronavirus patients are taxi drivers.

So far eight of the patients have recovered and discharged from hospitals. She can be seen in the video thanking him and the medical staff who had treated her.

Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, is the centre of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, which has killed more than 200 people.

Massachusetts-based Moderna Therapeutics, meanwhile, is collaborating with the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop an mRNA vaccine, Fierce Pharma reports.

News of the seemingly successful treatment of the Wuhan coronavirus patient in Thailand came on the same day as the first fatality from the Wuhan coronavirus outside China was reported in the Philippines. So far, 362 people have died due to coronavirus.

Seventeen of the overall 25 cases remain hospitalised. The nation is also monitoring 311 people for possible infection in hospitals as of Sunday, according to a health ministry statement. This development can bring a solution to the Corona virus spreading from China.

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