According to The Australian Financial Review, a novel nasal treatment developed to boost the human immune system to fight common colds and flu has proved successful in reducing COVID-19 viral growth in a recent animal study.
This is a significant development as the world races to find a solution to halt COVID-19 transmission and infection.
The spray product, dubbed INNA-051, is being developed by Australian biotech Ena Respiratory.
In a gold-standard study on ferrets, it reduced virus levels by up to 96 per cent in the animals' noses and throats. The study was led by British government agency Public Health England.
By boosting the immune response before infection, the spray dramatically reduced the virus' ability to infect the animals and replicate, the PHE study showed.
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