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New Drug Could Help Stop The Spread Of Disease During Cough

Posted Sep 23 2010 7:07pm

What if there was a drug that could completely eliminate airborne disease transmission that occurs when someone coughs? Researchers at the University of Alberta believe they have found a way to achieve this.

The idea behind this work came from Malcolm King and his research associate Gustavo Zayas, both who work in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the U of A’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

“We need a treatment to reduce the spread of airborne diseases such as influenza, particularly when a new strain appears as was the case with last year’s H1N1 influenza,” said King about their decision to analyze airborne infectious transmissions.

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