Teaching an old drug new tricks to fight cytomegalovirus

Posted by on June 27, 2016 6:06 pm
Categories: health

An old drug once mostly used to treat amebiasis — a disease caused by a parasite — and induce vomiting in cases of poisoning appears to also halt replication of cytomegalovirus (CMV), a herpesvirus that can cause serious disease in immunocompromised individuals, including those with HIV or organ transplant recipients, report researchers.

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