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.