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Monday, February 13, 2012

India : Now, a spray to counter Avian flu?

Via IBN Live :

" CHENNAI : Japanese scientists have developed an alcohol-free spray, which they claim, offers promise in tackling Avian influenza. A team of scientists headed by Prof Sunao Kubota, a well-known surgeon from Japan, has come out with the liquid that is reported to bring down avian influenza virus considerably upon spraying.

Meanwhile, to check the efficacy of the spray, preliminary laboratory tests were also done in King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, Chennai, and the liquid was found to be effective for hand disinfection against bacteria, viruses and fungi. The findings were presented at a national conference of the Indian Foundation of Influenza here on Sunday on the topic “Molecular Perspectives and Therapeutic Strategies for Influenza”.

The liquid, Clinister, is a formulation containing sodium citrate and other additives and can be used as a mist spray for reduction of airborne pathogens, according to the paper presented at the conference."

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