Medicinal sofosbuvir, used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, has also been effective in fighting chicungunya and yellow fever, according to a study by researchers at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) whose results were published in Brazil on Thursday. .
The study belongs to several students of the Institute of Biomedical Science of the University of Sao Paulo (ICB-USP), led by Professor Lucio Freitas-Junior, on Thursday, the Foundation for Research Support in the State of Sao Paulo (Fapesp), the entity that funded the project.
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"Human cells infected with the chikungunia virus were treated with sofosbuir and the drug eliminated the virus without damaging the cells. Lek was 11 times more effective against the virus than against the cells," said Rafael Milan Bonotto, one of the authors of the work.
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